RAPPER IDK PARTNERS WITH DIOR FOR EXCLUSIVE COLLAB FOR 25 MUSIC-BUSINESS STUDENTS
AHEAD OF NO LABEL ACADEMY’S FALL RETURN
[Los Angeles, CA – August 1, 2023] — Breakout artist IDK is giving a masterclass in high fashion. Today, the F65 rapper revealed his exclusive collaboration with luxury fashion house brand Dior, which is outfitting uniforms for the Fall return of No Label Academy. With the support of The Northwest Labs at Harvard University, IDK and No Label’s 10-day music business seminar makes its triumphant return later this month, Aug 19 – Aug 27.
25 BIPOC students from diverse backgrounds will attend this year’s tuition-free course (which is open to students ages 18-25) and receive the knowledge, skills, and resources required to jumpstart their careers in the music industry. On top of this, as WWD details, students “are going to be dressed in Dior.” This innovative feat will change the public’s perception of high fashion and higher education. IDK and Dior men’s artistic director Kim Jones have come together to provide students with a uniform that’s just as unique as the course they’re participating in.
For the occasion, Kim Jones and IDK have initiated a passionate dialogue with a view to dreaming up exclusive uniforms in the emblematic colors of the prestigious American university, from burgundy to navy blue and cream – fusing the House’s fundamentals and the creative singularity of the artist. Inspired by the preppy spirit, these looks include a sweatshirt, a t-shirt – made from precious Sea Island cotton – and a pair of chino pants. Each item is adorned with a patch illustrating this exceptional collaboration. The final touches are Dior Explorer moccasins, punctuated with CD Diamond or Dior Oblique graphics, a multi-faceted and socially engaged encounter forever guided by the power of dreams and the love of art.
“I’m very happy to create those uniforms for the No Label Academy students and proud to work with IDK on this project.” – Kim Jones
“The purpose of this project is not only to support No Label Academy students with uniform/casual wear, but also to show that underrepresented communities belong at Harvard and other Ivy League schools. This will bring us one step closer to breaking the barriers that people of color face when considering an Ivy League education.” – IDK
“The exclusive uniforms will include a sweatshirt, T-shirt made from Sea Island cotton and chino pants, all adorned with a Dior patch specific to the collaboration and in Harvard’s colors — burgundy, navy blue and cream. Dior Explorer moccasins with the CD diamond or Dior oblique graphics serve as the finishing touch.” – WWD