Dior Surfboard in Collaboration with Artist Shawn Stussy

SURFBOARD IN COLLABORATION WITH ARTIST SHAWN STUSSY

“SHAWN STUSSY IS ONE OF MY GREAT HEROES. HE STARTED OUT AS A SURFER, MAKING HIS OWN BOARDS AND PAINTED HIS NAME ON THEM. IT WAS QUITE NATURAL FOR ME TO ASK HIM TO WORK TOGETHER ON THE VERY FIRST DIOR SURFBOARD THAT IT’S QUITE AMAZING!” KIM JONES, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF DIOR MEN’S COLLECTIONS.

LIMITED TO ONE HUNDRED NUMBERED EDITIONS, THIS EXCLUSIVE PIECE CELEBRATES THE SUNNY SPIRIT OF THE FALL 2020 DIOR MEN’S SHOW PRESENTED IN MIAMI, DESIGNED BY KIM JONES IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ARTIST AND SURFER SHAWN STUSSY.

TODAY, FOR DIOR, THE SELF-MADE MAN RECONNECTS WITH HIS PASSION BY DESIGNING AND SHAPING THIS EXCEPTIONAL OBJECT IN THE EMBLEMATIC FORM KNOW THE WORLD OVER AS THE GUN. RECOGNIZABLE FOR ITS STREAMLINED SILHOUETTE, THE BOARD IS FITTED WITH A SPECIAL FIN THAT EASES DRIVE EVEN IN THE MOST POWERFUL WAVES. THE STRENGTH AND PRECISION OF SHAWN STUSSY’S GESTURES RECALL A SCULPTOR’S SAVOIR-FAIRE, AS WELL AS THAT OF AN ARCHITECT, WHICH HE FANCIES HIMSELF TO BE.

«FOR DIOR, I WANTED TO CREATE A STREAMLINED BOARD WITH ELONGATED CURVES AND SUBTLE HOUSE COLORS, THAT SEEMS TO DANCE ON THE OCEAN,» HE SAYS ABOUT THIS NEW ESSENTIAL.
DECORATED WITH THE HYPNOTIC “DIOR” SIGNATURE COLLAGE FROM THE FALL 2020 DIOR MEN’S COLLECTION, ALONG WITH THE ARTIST’S UNPRECEDENTED RENDERING OF THE ICONIC BEE, THIS DIOR GRAY AND ICE BLUE BOARD HIGHLIGHTS AND HONORS REVISITED HOUSE CODES.

BASED ON ONE OF HIS CLASSIC, TIMELESS STYLES, IT IS FINISHED BY UWL WORKSHOP IN LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE, USING STATE-OF-THE-ART EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE. EACH PIECE REQUIRES 72 HOURS OF MINUTE HANDIWORK. THESE PRECIOUS TECHNIQUES CONTRIBUTE TO MAKING A SURFBOARD AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL, LIKE A WORK OF ART, FOR SURF LOVERS AND COLLECTORS ALIKE.

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