Last summer, after Dior Men’s creative director, Kim Jones, saw an exhibition by Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama at Tokyo’s Nanzuka gallery, he turned up at the artist’s studio that day to propose a collaboration.
Jones—inspired by Sorayama’s meditations on the limitations of desire, which the artist explores through his hyperreal, erotic fembot sculptures, crafted from silver Mylar—felt the artist would be the perfect collaborator on a collection dedicated to Japan’s innovative advancements in AI and robotics.
The resulting pre-fall 2019 collection debuted last November in Tokyo and is now available at Melrose and Malibu.
“I describe my collaboration with Kim as two weirdos having fun,” says Sorayama, a prominent contemporary talent in his home country. “Kim has great artistic vision. As a creative myself, I could see this from the beginning.”
Article Courtesy of Artnet News
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