For Summer 2021, Dior men’s Artistic Director Kim Jones collaborates with the Ghana-born, Vienna-trained artist Amoako Boafo through an intimate, all-encompassing and honest cultural conversation that began in 2019. Kim Jones and Amoako Boafo have a true mutual admiration for each other’s work. Each piece is a collaboration, a dialogue.
The colour of this collection are drawn from Boafo’s vivid, near-surreal hues – flue yellow saturates moiré, alongside blue, coral and green; prints are drawn from the graphic patterns that characterize his work.
The unanticipated ties between this contemporary artist and the sphere of Dior reflect the depth and breadth of the Maison’s heritage. Boafo’s love of foliate textile mirrors Dior’s obsession with gardens and flowers; his bold color palette could be Dior’s and a Frenchness, evocative of the universe of haut couture underpins every look: marinières stripes, Dior oblique embroidery on tulle.