Kim Jones is about to become very, very busy as he steps into a role formerly held by the legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld. It was revealed earlier today that the British fashion designer has been appointed to the role of Artistic Director of Haute Couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections at Fendi.
Kim, who previously held the role of style director of men's ready-to-wear at Louis Vuitton and is currently creative director of Dior Homme, will present his first FENDI ready-to-wear collection for the Fall/Winter 2021-22 season during Milan Fashion Week in February.
According to Women's Wear Daily, “Working across two such prestigious houses is a true honor 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,” says Kim, who is best known for spearheading the collaborations between Louis Vuitton and Supreme, and being the creative force behind the Air Jordan 1 OG Dior trainer.
He will be working with Silvia Venturini Fendi, who has been the main creative mastermind behind the brand since Karl Lagerfeld passed away.
“Kim is one of the most talented and relevant designers of today. With Silvia Venturini Fendi, who has virtuously carried on Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld's legacy, Kim will bring his contemporary one of a kind point of view into the world of Fendi,” says Serge Brunschwig Chairman and CEO of Fendi.
This is Kim’s first foray into womenswear and now puts the British designer at the forefront of two major fashion houses.
Lead image courtesy of Instagram/mrkimjones