Shawn Stussy has come out of retirement to collaborate with Kim Jones on a special Fall 2020 Dior menswear collection, as Dior’s artistic director continues his trend of working with a new artist each season. Stussy was this season’s guest artist and his contributions can be seen in the re-imagining of Dior’s namesake in his signature handstyle, referring to the style as the “wave print.”
“When Kim approached me to have the talk and the option for my type of loose, organic human artwork to be taken to couture levels of technique and all was the intriguing part for me,” Stussy said. “It was a true collaboration. I turned [black and white line work] in and then they colored it up. They already had their palette in mind, they knew it was Miami. And they saw this psychedelic kind of colors that you see.” The color palette is a tribute to Mr. Dior himself.
The collaboration between Stussy and Jones for Dior was originally confirmed this past weekend. While speaking with WWD about the project, Jones revealed that he wore Stüssy frequently during his teenage years, as he was obsessed with the brand. Subsequently, Stussy took to Instagram to speak on the collab, stating, “I gotta say here now how good a vibe and how natural this project has felt for me before this thing breaks in a day or so… no matter what goes down I want to thank the whole crew over there for taking me in and making me feel welcomed.”
The house also shared multiple brightly-colored videos set to Georgia’s “About Work The Dancefloor (The Black Madonna Remix).” The clips show Dior branding in Stüssy’s typeface, in addition to a look at the graffiti in the collection.
The anticipated collaboration is slated to go on sale in 2020. Be sure to also take a closer look at Dior’s Air Jordan 1 High OG.
Stay tuned for more in-depth coverage of the historic collaboration in the days to come.