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Location: Paris Fashion Week Men’s Digital Edition
Season: Spring Summer 2021
Key Pieces: We’re looking at the fringed jacket in slide #26.
Editor’s Notes: For SS21, habitual collaborator and art collector Kim Jones enlisted Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo to work on the new collection, which began production in December of last year. Artistic director of Dior Kim Jones – who spent his childhood in Africa and considers the continent his home – explains how the collaboration came to fruition.
“We started working on the Summer ideas in Miami last year, when Mera Rubell introduced us to Amoako Boafo’s work at the Rubell Museum” says Jones, “I loved the fact of working with an African artist, especially from Ghana, which was close to my family’s heart. This artistic and cultural dialogue is a prolongation of my collaborations with different artists whose work I admire. Amoako Boafo’s art touched me profoundly and inspired me for this collection.”
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Discover the just-unveiled #DiorSummer21 men's collection by @MrKimJones in collaboration with Ghanaian artist @AmoakoBoafo, presented as Act I – 'Portrait of an Artist', a film edited and soundtracked by Chris Cunningham, and Act II directed by @Jackie_Nickerson. More in our link in bio.
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Among the striking berets, surprising cummerbunds, and leather shorts, the SS21 collection is notable for the way it thoughtfully translates Boafo’s tactile finger-painting technique onto plush sweatshirts and brightly-colored roll-necks.
Check out some detailed shots of the new collection below.