LA-born artist Kenny Scharf cut his teeth in New York during the ‘80s. That means that his work had to match up with the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. That’s pretty distinguished company. Much like Basquait and Haring, Scharf took a refreshing, street-wise view of creativity, making work across genres that was instantly recognizable. Its latest canvas? A Dior collection, of course.
Kenny Scharf x Dior is Dior head honcho Kim Jones’ latest shot at giving the storied luxury house a refreshingly accessible new face. With a definitive streetwear edge, Kenny Scharf’s graffiti-style drawings grace the luxury materials that we associate with a label like Dior. From silk bandanas through to Dior’s fan-favorite B23 Sneakers, a whole host of pieces have been reinvented with Scharf’s unmistakable splatter-like characters and they’re looking perfect for summer.
Shop our top picks from the Kenny Scharf x Dior collection below.
We love a bandana. It's up there with the most versatile accessories, and when it's adorned with trippy marine Kenny Scharf characters it's going to make an impact whether it's around the neck, through a belt loop, or around your wrist.
Echo your silk scarf with this short-sleeved shirt which continues the whirlpooling design on a summer-ready silk-cotton blend.
B23 High-Top Sneaker
Dior's B23 Sneaker was never not going to be an icon, let's be honest. Taking the classic Chuck Taylor as an inspiration, this all-outfits high-top features a semi-transparent upper backed by purple Dior monogram and Scharf illustrations to boot.
B27 Low-Top Sneaker
Continuing the retro sneaker inspirations, the B27 features a gum outsole and a classic white leather upper in a tennis trainers silhouette.
This jacquard side pouch is characterized by the Dior monogram throughout. Four new arrivals come in the form of Scharf's squashy characters.
Loud and proud is the only way this summer and that box is certainly ticked by Kenny Scharf x Dior. A closer look will reveal the Dior monogram applied tonally throughout.
Slim-fit white jeans make the perfect wearable canvas for a range of Scharf patches embroidered all over. Again, a close inspection will show that there's more going on that meets the eye with a tonal monogram backing.
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