A collection designed with the rapper, scheduled for summer 2022, has been postponed sine die“out of respect for all those affected by the tragic events of Astroworld”, announced Dior.
Almost two months later the murderous stampede at the Astroworld festival in Houston, Travis Scott continues to see his projects canceled or suspended. In a press release published Tuesday on the fashion site WWDDior has announced that its capsule collection designed with the artist has been postponed.
“Out of respect for all those affected by the tragic events of Astroworld, Dior has decided to indefinitely postpone the launch of the Cactus Jack collaboration products, which were originally intended to be part of the Summer 2022 collection. noted.
According WWDthe rapper’s team claimed it was the result of a “mutual decision” between the artist and the French fashion house.
Complaints and deprogramming
On November 16, the American brand Nike had also decided to postpone a collaboration project with the rapper, “out of respect for all those affected by the tragic events of the Astroworld Festival”. The artist and Nike were to unveil a line of sneakers entitled “Cactus Jack”, named after his label, in mid-December and market it in early 2022. No new date has been announced.
The rapper has also been removed from the lineup for the 2022 edition of the Coachella festival. A highly anticipated meeting, which is to be held over two weekends in April, and of which he was one of the headliners.
Travis Scott launched Astroworld Festival, named after his third album, in 2018. It was during his own concert, on November 5, that the tragedy occurred: around 9 p.m. local time, the festival crowd began to press towards the in front of the stage, causing the onset of panic and the first injuries, then people began to fall, to lose consciousness, which amplified the panic. The balance sheet reports 10 dead and more than 300 injured.
Over a hundred complaints have already been filed against the concert organizers, including Travis Scott.