Shawn Stussy is back.
Stussy and Dior Men's artistic director and legendary designer Kim Jones spoke with Women's Wear Daily recently, about the Stüssy founder's new collaboration with Dior. Stussy left the streetwear brand in 1996, but he is returning to the scene for Dior's Pre-Fall 2020 menswear collection.
“There wasn’t much luring,” Stussy told WWD. “I was just in a good place in my adventure, and he’s in a good place, and the stars just seemed to kind of line up. And if I’m going to come out for a last hurrah, why not with Dior? That’s the way I look at it. It’s the very top of the top. I have nothing but respect.”
Jones spoke about his love for Stüssy, which has been around since 1980. “I used to wear it head-to-toe all the time in my teens. It was something I was really, really, really obsessed by. I’ve [still] got boxes of it,” he explained, having bought his first fit at 14 years old. “For me to work with someone like Shawn is a real honor," he continued. "He’s an artist, that’s the thing. If you can work that line like that, and it’s that memorable, it’s like an artist. That’s why I wanted to do it with him: he’s made an iconic image with his hand."
The fashion house's Pre-Fall 2020 menswear collection is set to debut on December 3 at Miami Art Basel.