Kim Jones will soon earn the name of “the hardest working man in fashion” after the recent news of being the late Karl Lagerfeld’s replacement at Fendi. Jones will also remain posted at Dior Men serving dual roles at two of the most iconic fashion houses in the world.
The two fashion brands are both housed in the LVMH stable and Kim Jones will still serve as men’s creative director at Dior as well as artistic director over womenswear, haute couture, and fur at Fendi.
Although well-deserved, Jones’s appointment at Fendi comes with criticism as no nonwhite individual was considered in an already majority white industry. When asked by New York Times fashion director and critic Vanessa Friedman about the consideration of a nonwhite candidate, Berluti CEO and LVMH communications head Antoine Arnault stated that none was considered and the decision was made far in advance.
Despite the road bumps, Kim Jones brings to Fendi a long list of high-end clientele including celebrities and supermodels. Look for his debut at the fall 2021 show in Milan next February.
Chairman and CEO of Christian Dior Couture, Pietro Beccari, confirmed with WWD that five million people signed up to buy the Dior Air Jordan 1s.
The Dior x Air Jordan 1 collab was originally unveiled during Dior’s Fall 2020 Runway show in December of 2019 which has set the hype for the illustrious sneaker at the top of everyone’s most wanted list. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the release has had a few minor setbacks but rest assured as the Dior x Air Jordan 1 finally dropped over the weekend.
Limited to only 8,000 pairs of both the Dior x Air Jordan 1 High and Dior x Air Jordan 1 Low, the chances to get your hands on a pair were scarce. An important note to consider is the additional 5,000 pairs given out to Dior’s top clients.
July 8 seems to be the silver lining for some lucky ones as the Jordan Dior apparel capsule is set to release.
The Jordan Brand and Dior collaboration has been, arguably, one of the most talked about collabs of 2020. After viewing official images of the upcoming release, we now have a concrete release date for the collection.
The Dior x Air Jordan 1 “Air Dior” Collection will consist of bomber jackets, sweatshirts and hoodies, blazers, polo shirts, tees, pants, basketball shorts, leather goods and a basketball. The majority of the collection’s color palette will Center around the hues of “Dior Grey,” navy and white.
The confirmed release date for the apparel will be July 8 at Select Dior locations and via a draw.
With recent rumblings of an expansive Air Dior collection, other than the Air Jordan 1’s both High and Low, it now seems to be more of a reality than a dream that a full collection is dropping soon.
Not only have the Air Jordan 1’s been unveiled, but now images of a full Air Dior collection have surface. The collection mixes both upscale and athletic aesthetics, showcasing apparel like V-Neck vests, crewneck tees, track jackets and shorts. In addition to apparel, the Air Dior collection will also have accessories that includes a sweat band, card holder, pair of socks, tie, and travel pouch. Each piece in the capsule will feature the ‘Air Dior’ branding as well.
Take a look at the gallery above and hit up available Dior retailers for your opportunity to purchase which drops Spring/Summer 2020.
The chances of copping the Dior x Jordan 1 High sneaker are getting slimmer and slimmer it seems. According to a leak, the much anticipated collab of Dior and Nike’s Air Jordan 1 High silhouette will be subject to a lottery style system and also there will be just 8,500 pairs of the sneaker available. No word yet on the scarcity of the low version of the sneaker but it seems like expecting the same outcome is inevitable.
As far as the lottery system goes, according to Sneaker News, the lottery to purchase the High will run from March 23 to 24, with winners receiving an email on March 26. There will also be 9 locations with a staggered release worldwide showing where the lottery winners can can pick up their pairs.
An important note is that the lottery for the Low will be towards the end of May and beginning of June.
2020 is shaping up to be a great year for sneaker releases with some of your favorite silhouettes getting a luxury revamp by way of some popular collaborations. One of the more anticipated collabs come courtesy of the Jordan 1 and Dior fashion house nicknamed ‘Air Dior.’
Fashion week has been the preferred destination to see this sneaker first hand and has only increased the thirst for more. Of course, with all things in demand, these Dior Jordan 1’s will come with a hefty price of $2000 USD and we can only imagine what the resell value would be.
Mark your calendars for April of this year for the release date and stay tuned for more updates.
Accompanying the upcoming Dior x Air Jordan 1 High is a low-cut version of the exclusive (and we predict illusive) silhouette which will also be dropping this Spring as well. Details include a clean white and grey leather upper with “Air Dior” branding on the tongues and wings logo on the heel. The swoosh logo gets an all- over Dior print displayed on the sides along with both brand names displayed on the icy translucent outsole.