DIOR and RIMOWA : A Capsule Collection
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Art, fashion and design came together this past Friday at the Institut du monde arabe, as Dior and RIMOWA debuted their first joint capsule collection on the runway of Dior’s men’s Summer 2020 in Paris.
Created together with Kim Jones, Artistic Director Dior Men’s, the special edition collaboration is a delicate fusion of old and new, of legacy and a keen sense for what’s around the corner. Featuring a fresh take on a handful of RIMOWA’s most sought after designs, the collection celebrates both heritage and the future of the brands.
Forged with craftsmanship, expertise and technical innovation, the Dior and RIMOWA collection features Dior’s seasonal colours and emblematic Dior Oblique, a signature motif of the iconic house that dates back to 1967. Skilfully and distinctly unique in its look and feel, the collection of travel luggage uses an innovative combination of anodising processes, whereby vibrant pigments are inscribed directly into the product’s aluminium skin, lending the design a rich, reflective appearance that celebrates the spirit of the aluminium as the building block of the collection.
As part of the unveiling on the runway, the brands showcased the Dior and RIMOWA Hand Case, a first-time revival of the brand’s vintage “Piccolo” case from the early 90s; the Dior and RIMOWA Personal, a debut design meant as a supremely portable personal belongings case complete with a cross-body strap; the Dior and RIMOWA Champagne Case, an elegant take on the brand favourite including in exotic crocodile leather handle and a branded interior created exclusively to hold three Dior champagne flutes; and the Dior and RIMOWA Cabin based on the iconic RIMOWA Original made with the finest aluminium in Dior’s seasonal colours.
The aesthetic philosophy of the special edition collection was only strengthened by the show’s captivating environment created by contemporary artist Daniel Arsham. Enlisted by Kim Jones, Arsham’s runway design placed the collection at the centre of his familiar aesthetic universe, one that continually explores notions of temporality. Merging contemporary relics with objects of the past, Arsham created a dreamy pink and white landscape for two worlds to collide.