Dior Confirms Upcoming Collaboration With Shawn Stussy
The collection marks the the Stussy founder’s largest project in over 20 years.
Following months of speculation, Dior has confirmed its upcoming collaboration with Stussy founder Shawn Stussy. “Kim Jones has brought me out of retirement to work with him and his Dior family on fall 2020,” wrote Stussy in an Instagram post, revealing that he’s looking forward to seeing how the “next couple days” unfold.
Stussy left the eponymous label in 1996, meaning that the Dior collaboration marks the founder’s largest project in over 20 years. Information surrounding the upcoming collection is yet to be revealed, but Dior has teased that some items from the range required over 2,600 hours of beading, while other pieces are created with Japanese printing techniques to create marble-inspired patterns. It remains to see how Kim Jones and the Dior team have incorporated Stussy’s signature imagery and graphics, but we’re expecting to see an eclectic mix of streetwear and luxury references.
Since his appointment at Dior, Kim Jones has collaborated with everyone from 1017 ALYX 9SM‘s Matthew Williams, to Hajime Sorayama and Daniel Arsham. The upcoming Pre-Fall 2020 menswear collection will be shown on December 3, across from the Rubell Museum in Miami, coinciding with Art Basel. Peep the teasers below, and stay tuned as the collection is revealed.