Dior reveals playful, monster-adorned collaboration with Japanese ceramist Otani Workshop

by Editorial Team

Tooth bared, inexperienced spikes alongside its again and tail, claws primed on the chest – Japanese ceramist Otani Workshop’s dinosaur-like creation Tanilla may be terrifying if not for its miniature dimension (and certainly, its considerably rueful expression). Like a Godzilla in cartoon miniature, the ’little inexperienced monster’ is one among Otani Workshop’s most memorable creations, a part of the Shigaraki-based sculptor’s menagerie-like oeuvre of legendary beasts and monsters (regardless of the identify, Otani Workshop refers to a singular artist). 

Dior and Otani Workshop’s monster-adorned capsule

(Picture credit score: Pictures by Sky, courtesy of Dior)

Revealed this week, Tanilla is the protagonist of a brand new menswear capsule assortment from Kim Jones at Dior, seeing the creature seem on a collection of clothes and niknaks which mix the menswear inventive director’s louche, luxurious imaginative and prescient for the Parisian home with the playful, creative spirit of Otani Workshop. ’Dreamed up’ is how Dior aptly describes the collaborative assortment, which spans T-shirts, bomber jackets, sweaters, in addition to equipment. Some are adorned with visions of Tanilla, others take Otani Workshop’s aesthetic – outlined by the tough textures of coarse-grained clay – to remodel symbols of the home, like a stylised model of the ’Dior’ brand (right here, the identify seems extra like a scribble).

Dior Otani Workshop Collaboration for men by Kim Jones

(Picture credit score: Pictures by Sky, courtesy of Dior)

Different items embody the Dior Indirect Toile – one of many home’s most memorable motifs – right here colored in vivid shades of burgundy and pink. Additional nods to the historical past of the home arrive in patches which learn ‘Christian Dior Couture’ adorning numerous items, principally in pink. Crimson was a color notably pricey to the home founder, who referred to as it the ’color of life’ in his ‘Petit Dictionnaire de la Mode’ (Little Dictionary of Style’), first revealed by the couturier in 1954.

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