Addressing the succession of the late Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi appointed Dior’s Creative Director Kim Jones is all set to fulfill his duties as the luxury brand’s Artistic Director. On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Fendi took it to its social media space and announced the same.
The British designer would head the Italian fashion house as its Artistic Director of haute couture and ready-to-wear and fur collections for women. The first Fendi collection from Jones will be for Fall/Winter 2021 and would be displayed at the Milan Fashion Week in February. However, the menswear and accessories collection would be helmed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, the third generation of the Fendi Family, owned by LVMH.
Jones would also keep his job at Dior, which is also owned by the LVMH and would be juggling with his duties. "Kim Jones is a great talent and since joining, he has continuously proven his ability to adapt to the codes and heritage of the LVMH houses while revisiting them with great modernity and audacity. At Fendi, I am convinced that his vision and passion will highly contribute to the success of the women's collections," said Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer at LVMH.
Elated to represent two major luxury houses, Jones said it was a huge honour and privileged for him. "I would like to profoundly thank Monsieur Arnault, (Dior CEO) Pietro Beccari, (Fendi CEO) Serge Brunschwig and Silvia Venturini Fendi for this incredible opportunity," said Kim. "Working across two such prestigious houses is a true honor as a designer and ton be able to join the house of Fendi as well as continuing my work at Dior Men's is a huge privilege," he continued.
(Source- Fashionista, Hype Beast)