Kim Jones has been appointed artistic director at Fendi, haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections for women. He will do the role alongside his work as creative director at Dior Homme.
Jones will work closely with Silvia Venturini Fendi, who will create the accessories and menswear collections. The Fendi family have kept all design in-house since the death of Karl Lagerfeld in February 2019. The legendary designer had created the label's womenswear for over 50 years.
"I would like to profoundly thank Monsieur Arnault @LVMH, Pietro Beccari, Serge Brunschwig and Silvia Venturini Fendi @silviaventurinifendi for this incredible opportunity," said Jones via Instagram. "Working across two such prestigious houses is a true honour as a designer and to be able to join the house of @FENDI as well as continuing my work at @Dior Men’s is a huge privilege."
Silvia Venturini Fendi and CEO Serge Brunschwig both shared welcoming messages to Jones as he embarks on his new job.
“My warmest welcome to Kim, to whom I am bound by deep respect and friendship. I am looking forward to taking the Fendi universe to the next level with him,” said Venturini Fendi, while Brunschwig described him as "one of the most talented and relevant designers of today". He added that Jones will bring "his contemporary one of a kind view to Fendi".
Jones studied at Central Saint Martins, where his graduate collection was bought by John Galliano. He then launched his eponymous label, characterised by luxe streetwear, before key roles at Dunhill and Louis Vuitton.
In March 2018, he was announced as creative director of Dior Homme, replacing Kris Van Assche.
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