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What You Might Have Missed This Week: Designer Edition

Kim Jones is a tease and Riccardo Tisci is a “Fashion Agitator”

 

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Louis Vuitton‘s Men’s Artistic Director, the Instagram-savvy Kim Jones took to his favorite social media platform to tease an image from the brand’s new denim line. It’s probably a coincidence that Jones was in Tokyo when he posted the picture, because the collection is said to be made from the highest quality Japanese denim.

In an interview with DA MAN, Jones had said, “I’ve been a jeans fanatic since I was young. My sister’s boyfriend, when I was 14, gave me a pair of Levi’s. For me then it was like the coolest thing.” To read the full story, grab a copy of DA MAN April/May 2016 here.

The denim line will launch in June at Louis Vuitton’s London boutique in New Bond Street Maison before hitting the stores worldwide in July.

 

 

riccardo tisci and nicki minaj time 100

 

In other news, Givenchy‘s Creative Director Riccardo Tisci was one of “100 most influential people in the world,” according to Time. Donatella Versace wrote a piece dedicated to Tisci for the magazine, calling the designer “an agitator, a rebel, someone who pushes boundaries and defies convention, someone who brings together fashion with art and other cultures.”

At the Time 100 Gala, which was held to celebrate the announcement of the list, Tisci attended and posed at the red carpet with fellow honoree Nicki Minaj.

 

 

News briefs: Displays of nationalism from Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren & more; designer Andrea Pompilio decided not to renew contract with Canali; Kris Van Assche and Dior Homme went to Hong Kong, drawing teenage girls crazy in the process.

 

 

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