In honor of Christian Dior's first adventure in the world of work as an art collector and gallery owner, Dior unveiled his new campaign for the Winter 2019-2020 men's collection, designed by fashion.com/community/people/kim-jones” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Kim Jones. Shot from the iconic fashion.com/community/people/steven-meisel” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Steven Meisel, the campaign showcases "the silhouettes in a decor inspired by the atelier of an iconic figure of the Californian punk scene of the 70's, Raymond Pettibon", As stated by the Chamber.
The background itself is captivating; but if combined with Kim Jones's projects for the collection, including some pieces in which both Jones and Pettibon collaborated together, both are beautifully highlighted in harmony. "We selected some of our favorite pieces from Raymond's work, which had never been seen or shown before because they were things I love," said Kim Jones. This included an intriguing face on a sweater.
Pettibon has also redesigned and reinterpreted the Dior logo, which is seen embellished on the walls and further brought back to life by the designer Yoon Ahn, who used it in jewelry with a punk spirit. Also part of the line is an exclusive leopard print, a love and appreciation of Kim Jones for nature and animals. The panther print of Dior's first collection in 1947 – appears on coats and various fabrics, while a tiger motif is advertised on an elegant drape. Other pieces include vests and harnesses, both representing Kim Jones' new sartorial technique with utilitarian-inspired finishes, such as fashion.com/community/people/matthew-williams” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Matthew Williamsbuckles designed on various accessories. Obviously the Saddlebag also makes its appearance, but in a nylon crossbody version.
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