Kris Van Assche
It should be the essential product of any man’s wardrobe: The classic white t-shirt. Kris Van Assche claims that, “every guy needs his white t-shirt.” The Belgium born, Paris based designer, who has previously worked for designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, and is now the artistic director of Dior Homme, launched his own label Kris Van Assche in 2005.
Presented for the first time at Paris Fashion Week, designer Kris Van Assche introduced his collaboration with Lee.
The collection sees the heritage world of the authentic denim brand meeting the sophisticated world of Kris Van Assche – a world where high fashion and masculinity are of the essence.
Kris Van Assche, the Belgian designer who is also creative director for Dior Homme, played with the notion of turning boys into men. The Fall / Winter 2011 collection defied the ‘suit’ convention, and is geared towards men (not boys) under 25. The concept of the looks were silver asymmetrical zipper embellishments with over-sized layering or fitted tailoring paired with wide roll necks and capped sleeved sweaters. As told to Style.com, Van Assche claimed the idea behind the collection was about ‘turning this really adult piece into something cool.’ While this is an exciting notion, at first glance, the pieces don’t come across as stark. Matter-of-fact, they have a youthful appeal.