Kim Jones announced as Karl Lagerfeld's successor at Fendi
- Kim Jones will take on the Fendi duties while staying on as artistic director of Dior Homme
- He has been chief designer at Dior since March 2018
- Silvia Venturini Fendi, from the Fendi family, will continue with responsibility for menswear and accessories
British designer Kim Jones has been appointed the new artistic director of womenswear at the Italian fashion house Fendi. Jones, who is known for his mix of streetwear and high fashion will also remain at the helm of Dior Men.
Jones, 46, will succeed the late Karl Lagerfeld who was responsible for Fendi womenswear until his death in 2019.
Silvia Venturini Fendi, from the Fendi family, will continue with responsibility for menswear and accessories, the statement from Fendi and parent company LVMH said.
"Kim Jones is a great talent and since joining, he has continuously proven his ability to adapt to the codes and heritage of the LVMH houses while revisiting them with great modernity and audacity," LVMH chief Bernard Arnault said.
Jones, who has already worked on menswear at Louis Vuitton, has been chief designer at Dior since March 2018.