The DIOR And Daniel Arshman SS20 Capsule Has Finally Dropped
After Daniel Arsham’s grand set design for Dior’s Spring/Summer 2020 show, and months of teasing, the Dior and Daniel Arsham SS20 capsule collection is finally here. The New York-based artist takes his “Future Relics” series and injects Dior’s DNA into it, creating a monochromatic streetwear collection that feels more than a little post-apocalyptic.
Best described as 'futuristic dismantled architecture', Arsham’s work consists of mundane objects eroded and worn down, that beg the question, “Are they disappearing, or growing into something new?” Arsham’s art explores the “in-between” of man-made objects and the power of nature.
Kim Jones has so far defined his time at Dior with a series of intriuguing collaborations. His work with Raymond Pettibon and street artist KAWS has produced some of the brand’s most exciting pieces to date. This year, Daniel Arsham’s contribution adds dystopian archaeology to that list of incongruous influences.
The capsule collection is a luxurious blend of Dior’s old and new. From eroded jacquard T-shirts to grey taffeta hooded blousons, think of this as 'post-luxury'.
Elsewhere, Kim Jones’ newspaper print, with which he has became synonymous, gets a nod in the form of long-sleeved roll-neck tops, shirts and sneakers. Additionally, Dior’s Bee emblem is incorporated in the B01 sneaker. Crowning the collection, are the white-finish pant chains, calfskin zip key charms, and matte-finished jewelry. And that's before we've even mentioned the old-school telephones and baseball caps, part of Arsham’s work, which features heavily here too.
Before creating his legendary label, Christian Dior ran an art gallery where Salvador Dalí first showcased his work. With artistic authenticity, Kim Jones commemorates Dior’s history in this SS20’s collaborative collection.
Items are available online and at Dior Boutiques worldwide. Cop it before it erodes.