Kim Jones for Dior was such a pivoting point in Fashion and has since proven its marker of return for the Men’s sector of the big box Brand. During Dior Men’s Spring/Summer 2020 Paris presentation last summer, we got a glimpse of an updated rendition of the Newspaper print. The iconic spread was originally created in 2000 fir their millennium Spring/Summer haute couture. Now, with an official release, we can see the reworked version by Jones in collaboration with Daniel Arsham in latest Mens editorial.
Via an Instagram post, Arsham shared and in depth review of working on the new layout saying: “The process of working with @mrkimjones and the @dior team on this collection wasn’t a straight line. Many ideas came in and out but early on Kim sent me the original files from the newspaper designs of the Galliano Spring Summer 2000 collection as inspiration. The idea of turning an everyday day item like that into a textile felt similar to the way in which I try to reinvent everyday objects in my own work. I reworked the original 20 year old print with new text and drawings and altered the dates as well. The new print forms a small capsule within the overall @dior collection I made with Kim. Happy to see it finally out in the world!”
Through the pictures, we can see the small collection consisting of monotone hints of beiges and browns. Arsham has a wide popularity for his temporal projects that align perfectly with the futuristic feeling of re-creating the classic print. The newspaper print are of presses Christian Dior wrote himself, which include an added caption of “collection été 3020,” translating to “summer collection 3020.” Although petite, the new print makes it way over select pieces including the chest rig style Dior Saddle bag, a T-shirt, wide satin scarf, and the fan-favorite B23 high-top sneaker.
The Spring/Summer Dior Men 2020 collection is now available via the Diors official web-store.