After 7 years with Louis Vuitton as a creative director for the mens World, on March 19th, 2018 Kim Jones was announced as creative director of Dior Homme, replacing Kris Van Assche. Prior to his first Dior Homme show it was confirmed that he had designed the morning suit worn by David Beckham at Prince Harry’s wedding on 19 May 2018. Jones debuted his first collection for Dior Homme in June 2018 at Men’s Fashion Week in Paris.
Jones studied graphics and photography at Camberwell School of Art, before enrolling on to the MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins, studying menswear.
Drawing inspiration from Christian Dior’s private life and his creative output, the collection represents a dialogue between these two sides of his personality. Couture has inspired the savoir-faire and informed the choice of materials – notably in a reference to the house of Dior itself, through the use of a Toile de Jouy chosen for the original boutique at 30 avenue montaigne, decorated by victor grandpierre in 1947. A new Dior emblem, inspired by this heritage, it appears as jacquards and embroideries, on materials as diverse as tulle and soft leather, and executed in feathers.