TAKE THREE: Dior is prolonging its collaboration with artist Kenny Scharf by way of a capsule assortment impressed by founder Christian Dior’s ardour for video games.
Known for his cartoon-like work steeped in sci-fi, Scharf beforehand labored with Kim Jones, creative director of males’s collections at Dior, on the pre-fall assortment and a follow-up beachwear capsule.
This new line, stocked in shops from Friday, options Scharf’s renderings of playing-card figures: the ace, king and queen of hearts. They seem in bandana-inspired blue or pink motifs on shirts, T-shirts, a bomber and a jean jacket.
The assortment additionally contains jewellery, scarves and a bob hat, in addition to a numbered field containing a deck of enjoying playing cards.
Jones has made collaborations a central function of his design course of, with a choice for artists that cross over into popular culture. After becoming a member of forces with artists together with Kaws, Daniel Arsham and Peter Doig, he inaugurated a brand new chapter final week by unveiling a set designed with rapper Travis Scott.
Scharf, who rose to fame alongside Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat within the ’80s, has collaborated with manufacturers together with Gap, Swatch, Levi’s and Zara, in addition to smaller labels reminiscent of Heron Preston and The Hundreds — however nothing thus far has matched the dimensions of his partnership with Dior.
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