Kim Jones Adds Ambush's Yoon Ahn to His Dior Homme Team

The two have been friends and collaborators for years.

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Thursday marked Yoon Ahn's first day at Dior Homme as the brand's new jewelry designer.

The Ambush co-founder also addressed her new creative partnership with longtime friend Kim Jones, who recently replaced Kris Van Assche as Dior Homme's creative director, with a post about her inaugural day at HQ.

Back in 2012, Yoon and her Ambush partner and husband Verbal worked with Jones at Louis Vuitton, where Jones was previously men's artistic director, on the Playbutton, a wearable MP3 player. Yoon's first Dior Homme contributions, according toVogue, will be unveiled at Dior Homme's Spring 2019 show in Paris.


At last year's ComplexCon in Long Beach, Yoon joined Takashi Murakami, Don C, and Hiroshi Fujiwara for a panel discussion on Japanese streetwear's continued influence on American fashion at large. For Yoon, the process is circular. "We consume it and we make it better, and then the people who gave birth to it, they kind of appreciate it again," she explained.

Since launching the Ambush Design Company with Verbal in 2002, the name has become synonymous with high-fashion innovation. Their couture line Antonio Murphy & Astro was quickly embraced by Kanye West in the mid '00s, with later co-signers including ASAP Rocky and Pharrell Williams.

"We've created a number of pieces specifically for Kanye West, including an 18K gold hand-cut ball-chain and a pyramid ring," Yoon once revealed to Complex. "He was really interested in the design of the ring and complimented us on way we'd used a T-bar."

In 2015, Yoon starred in Rocky's classic "LSD" video. Revisit that below.

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