U.S. artist KAWS is partnering with Dior on the heritage house’s SS19 collection at Paris Fashion Week Men’s. The designer has reinterpreted the brand’s classic bee motif in partnership with new Dior Homme creative director, Kim Jones.
KAWS, best known for his BFF figures, took to Instagram to share his excitement, writing, “I’m happy to be working on a new project with @MrKimJones and @Dior.” Dior and Jones’ own Instagram pages echoed KAWS’ excitement, with the brand writing, “Just follow the bee, the iconic Dior symbol that has been exclusively reinterpreted by @KAWS! It’s heading to the Dior men’s show in Paris — the first-ever collection for the House by @MrKimJones — being held this Saturday 23rd June.”
The Dior Homme runway show at Paris Fashion Week will be Jones’ first in his role as creative director after his move from Louis Vuitton. Details about the show are being kept largely under wraps, but this latest teaser is sure to whet appetites before Saturday.
Check out the original announcements below.
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