Kim Jones left Louis Vuitton at the beginning of 2018 with a memorable show. Just a couple months later he is ready for new challenges. The famous menswear designer has been announced as the new creative director of Dior Homme. The British designer will replace Kris Van Assche, who left Dior just recently. He was at the helm of the menswear sector of Dior since 2007.
Kim Jones has reshaped the menswear arm of Louis Vuitton in many revolutionary ways. The designer preserved the luxury travel feel of Louis Vuitton but added cool streetwear elements in its collections. The street aesthetic is insanely popular now, and Jones managed to make pieces that were always in a high demand. The designer also led Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with the infamous streetwear label Supreme. Fans from all over the world had been waiting for days and hours in front of their pop-up stores to get their hands on the exclusive collaborative collection. The pieces were later sold for 1.5 times or more of their original price. These two brands had legal issues in the past which made this collaboration even more exciting. In 2000 Supreme received a cease-and-desist order from Louis Vuitton for using their monogram on a skateboard.
Altogether Kim Jones turned Louis Vuitton into a leading menswear brand. With friends such as Kanye West and David Beckham with their family sitting front row, the brand’s shows were a celebrity affair. Van Assche, on the other hand, had been running Dior Homme successfully, but without big jumps. He succeeded Hedi Slimane at Dior, who is now the new creative director of Celine. Kris Van Assche continued to nurture Dior Homme’s sharp aesthetic throughout his career at the fashion house. Dior most certainly wishes for some changes in the future. Kim Jones undoubtedly knows how to keep a brand’s heritage while designing pieces that are relevant to nowaday’s customers. With his arrival at Dior Homme, we should expect a certain change in the aesthetic.
There isn’t really anything impossible for Kim Jones. The designer managed to convince Kate Moss to walk for Louis Vuitton on his last show. The former supermodel was off the runway for years and Jones was the one who brought her back. He closed the show together with Moss and Naomi Campbell. It was an iconic closure for an end of an era. We expect to see another exciting show from Kim Jones, this time for Dior in Paris. Hang tight until June for the first collection by the designer.
Singer Ciara is appointed as the latest Pandora brand ambassador. The gorgeous mom of two already has so many accomplishments in her career. Among others, she is a Grammy Award-winning artist and one of the latest faces of the cosmetics giant Revlon. Her husband, NFL player Russell Wilson and Ciara turn heads wherever they show up. With those stylish fashion choices she makes, the singer truly deserved a jewelry gig. Pandora spotted her accessorizing skills and tapped her as a face of their brand. However, this is not just an ordinary partnership.
“I feel like I am a part of history right now because it is the first time Pandora has done this type of collection,” Ciara stated.
Pandora was founded in 1982, but the brand hasn’t done anything similar to this collection modeled by Ciara. This is the brand’s first ever 18k-gold plated sterling silver jewelry collection. Naturally, Pandora didn’t miss the chance to market the new jewelry pieces with the help of a star. The 32-year old singer is an accessory maven. Besides that, she loves gold accessories, so the partnership was a winning combination for both the singer and Pandora. Ciara counts stacking accessories as one of her biggest obsessions.
“I like to express myself through accessories based off of my mood. My jewelry aesthetic is stack, stack, stack! I believe the more the better, the more the cooler, the more the fresher!” – she tells People.
Ciara already proved that she is a stacking jewelry pro in her first campaign for Pandora. The singer donned multiple chic pieces from the brand’s new Shine collection. Her favorite piece is the honeycomb choker from this line. In the campaign shots, Ciara wears two of those alongside two other chic necklaces. On her hands, you can see a bunch of gorgeous gold bracelets decorated with Pandora’s famous charms. Each piece of the Shine jewelry line is perfect for stacking with others which allows you to express your creativity.
Besides the campaign shots, the brand and Ciara filmed a short video to promote the new jewelry pieces. In the video, Ciara shows off every one of her talents from singing and dancing to stacking accessories. In sync with the name of the collection, the star sings “Let it Shine” throughout the video.
The Shine collection features 33 pieces that cost between $20 and $200. There are necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, and charms. The collection is already available for purchase online and at select stores.
Photo Credit: Pandora