Kim Jones has been working with a number of big-name artists for each of his runway shows, whose creations set the theme for each collection. Having already collaborated with the likes of Brian Donnelly (KAWS), Hajime Sorayama and Raymond Pettibon, his latest show wouldn’t be any different. And for his Spring-Summer 2020 collection, he worked with artist Daniel Arsham on the set (and deconstructed several pieces) but the ones that literally stole the show were the trunks and cases created with Rimowa, several of which made their debut on the runway.
First up, the tiniest of the lot comes in a small clutch-like silhouette that’s perfect for storing your watch, jewellery pieces, or even your passport and phone within. No officially name (or price yet), the clutch comes with an elongated strap, so you can sling it across your body, making for the perfect messenger to take with you up on the plane, available in a number of colours, with images online revealing options like Black, Silver and Pink that hopefully will make it into production.
Next up, the slightly larger vanity cases that are reminiscent of the Topas Beauty Case that was discontinued some time back. But why the fuss, you ask? Several pieces come in the #DiorOblique print in a gorgeous gradient finish on the exterior that’s frankly OMG-DIE-OMG-WANT. Then, there’s the larger ‘backpack’ that makes for a chic carry-on that’s armed with two TSA-approved locks on the exterior and a top handle so you can carry it like trunk if you so wish to.
The star of the show has got to be the ‘champagne carrier’, a trunk-like case that’s perfect for carrying to your fabulous picnic parties with your favourite friends. Pictures showed a bottle of Dom Perignon strapped onto the top of the case, with an extended handle that won’t get in the way.
What’s great about these Dior x Rimowa pieces lie in its size. Made compact, effectively turning them into everyday pieces, not only ensures everyone (men and women included) now wants a piece or more, but also cleverly expands Rimowa’s offerings, which can only mean a better bottom line for both LVMH-owned brands. Made even more desirable with the Dior Oblique motifs that anyone with a pulse will definitely feel for, this, ladies and gentlemen, is the collaboration that will rule most if not all of 2020.