As creative director for Dior Men, Kim Jones has shown a flare for art world collaborations, teaming up with the likes of Raymond Pettibon, KAWS, Hajime Sorayama and Daniel Arsham to enrich his streetwear-meets-Savile Row collections and shows.

And now, he’s added a new artist to the list, working with Ghanian painter Amoako Boafo to create one of the most talked-about collections of the Spring-Summer 2021 menswear season.
Modeled by an all-Black group of models in a short film uploaded to YouTube (the new standard now that the coronavirus pandemic has ruled out the possibility of physical fashion shows for the time being), Jones’ latest designs masterfully marry Boafo’s motifs and sensibilities with his own.
Color-blocked cummerbunds and pops of neon recall the bold backgrounds upon which the artist finger-paints his faces; a shirt embroidered with lengths of ivy has roots in a portrait Jones observed at the artist’s Accra studio; one of Baofo’s subjects looks out from a fur turtleneck.