Kim Jones looked back to his youth in London for inspiration for the latest Dior menswear collection, a bold homage to the late great Judy Blame. The result was a stellar show that hit all the right notes.
Add 'operatic costume designer' to Rei Kawakubo’s already considerable list of achievements. She has created the clothes for the production of the opera Orlando by Olga Neuwirth being presented in the Vienna State Opera.
It’s difficult to think of a harder working designer in fashion than Kim Jones, creative director of Christian Dior’s men’s division; globetrotter; uber-collaborationist and, most recently, magazine editor.
A limited edition collection from Farfetch with Byronesque and Gareth Pugh pays tribute to Claude Montana while Yoox is paying homage to the taste of Franca Sozzani with a one-off sale of her fashion collection.
As brand marketing goes, a big exhibition at one of the world’s leading cultural institutions is as good as it gets and the Dior label gets a major boost this spring as the V&A stages its Dior Designer of Dreams show.