Dior Men's artistic director Kim Jones is not unfamiliar with collaborations—he has racked up an impressive list of partners since taking over the role from Kris Van Assche. Think names the likes of Matthew Williams from 1017 Alyx 9sm and Yoon from Ambush for his debut spring/summer 2019 collection, as well as Hajime Sorayama for Dior Men's pre-fall 2019 collection.
But Jones has always had a collaborative streak in him. Remember his capsule collection with Nike and not forgetting that massive Supreme and Louis Vuitton team up. Well, you know what they say, the foolish build walls while the wise build bridges. And Jones is definitely one of the brightest minds in fashion today. But often, what we get to witness is the final output of his brilliance. Which is why his latest collaborative effort with A Magazine Curated By is unique—it offers a peek into the mind of Jones.
A Magazine Curated By is a unique concept that explores the universe of a fashion designer invited as the 'guest curator' of each issue. In collaboration with the editorial team, the guest curator develops innovative, personalised content to express their aesthetic and cultural values. Each issue celebrates this designer’s ethos: their people, their passion, their stories, emotions, fascinations, spontaneity and authenticity.
The concept of this partnership with Kim Jones takes shape in the form of an alphabet, where each letter represents a subject that's reflective of one of Jones's close friends and his wide range of passions. For example, ‘A’ for Naomi Campbell’s ‘Africa’ and ‘P’ for ‘Punk’, all the way to ‘Z’ for Amanda Lear’s ‘Zero'. Each letter is further explored with essays, interviews, illustrations, still life photography as well as music playlists; all forming a tapestry that reflects the different facets of his mind.
Can't grab a copy? No stress, catch a glimpse into Jones' thinking in our interview. In our opinion, one can never have too much of Kim Jones.