Kim Jones made his debut as menswear designer for Dior last week at Paris Fashion Week.
In a one-off special interview, the designer sat down with British Vogue’s Naomi Campbell where he opened up on his journey, preparing for PFW & the legacy of Christian Dior.
When asked about Dior SS19, Jones reflects on why he chose significant pieces from the luxury brand’s archives. This included a wallpaper design which was re-imagined as a suit, and a bee brooch, re-designed in partnership with famed New York-based artist KAWS.
“We looked at the bee which is something that was a signature Dior, which we loved in these brooches,” Jones said. “I actually got someone that I really admire called KAWS, he’s an artist in New York, just to refresh it and rebrand it.” Jones also revamped the Dior saddle bag, which originally debuted as a womenswear piece.
“I’m looking at Dior from a tailoring point of view,” he adds. “You have to know what you’re doing and who you’re appealing to make it work.”
Take a watch of the interview below.