Joining forces with rapper Jason Mills – who performs as IDK – Dior will outfit twenty-five students taking part in the No Label Academy. Inspired by a desire to make music education available to as many people as possible, the non-profit organization No Label has teamed with rapper and producer IDK to establish a ground-breaking course entitled No Label Academy at the Ivy League School of Engineering and Museum of Arts. The program promotes a more accessible and more inclusive educational system.
“The purpose of this project is not only to support No Label Academy students with a uniform/casual wear, but also to show that underrepresented communities (des groupes sous-représentés on leur place…) belong at Harvard and other Ivy League schools. This will bring us one step closer to breaking the barriers that people of color face (personnes de couleur) when considering an Ivy League education.” — IDK
For this project, Kim Jones and IDK initiated a passionate dialogue in order to conceive exclusive uniforms in the emblematic colors of the prestigious American university – from burgundy to navy blue and cream – fusing Dior fundamentals and the singular creative vision of the artist. Inspired by a preppy spirit the looks include a sweatshirt, a t-shirt – made from Sea Island cotton – and a pair of chino pants. The final touches are Dior Explorer moccasins, punctuated with CD Diamond or Dior Oblique graphics.
Guided by the power of dreams and a love of art, this encounter illustrates the LVMH Group’s profound commitment to fostering an inclusive culture that encompasses all diversities, and to offering an inclusive experience that extends beyond the work environment.