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Kim Jones Named Fendi’s Artistic Director for Womenswear | News & Analysis, BoF Professional

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PARIS, France — Kim Jones will join Fendi as artistic director for womenswear collections, the Roman handbag and fur-maker said Wednesday.

The designer will continue in his role as artistic director at Dior Homme.

Jones, who was previously menswear director at Louis Vuitton, has reinvigorated Dior’s menswear business since 2018 by mixing sports and streetwear references with deft luxury tailoring that reinterpreted house signatures like the Bar Suit for men.

With the death of Karl Lagerfeld last year, Fendi lost its designer of more than 54 years. Silvia Venturini Fendi, who had stepped into Lagerfeld’s role in the interim, will return to focusing on accessories and menswear collections, Fendi’s statement said.

Jones “has continuously proven his ability to adapt to the codes and heritage of the LVMH houses while revisiting them with great modernity and audacity,” said Bernard Arnault,  Chairman and CEO of LVMH, the luxury conglomerate that owns both brands.

Stay tuned for BoF updates to this developing story.

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