PARIS, Jan 27, 2009 / FW/ — Kris Van Assche is one of those designers that you fall in love at first sight, then he continues to grow on you because as each season passes, a new layer of his creativity is revealed. Fall 2009 is one of those seasons wherein you ask yourself, how did he come up with that?
Though Dior Homme is relatively a new label compared to maison’s prêt-a-porter and haute couture lines, it is as iconic as its sisters. The razor thin silhouettes and stark colors are Dior Homme signature looks. Kris Van Assche, now on his fourth season at the creative helm of the label has found the perfect balance with his vision and the label’s iconoclastic qualities.
Proposing two types of trousers – the signature Dior Homme skinny pants and the newly introduced generously cut loose fitting trews with overlapping waistband, Kris Van Assche is expanding the market of Dior Homme.
The new pair of trews is just one of several new offerings from Dior Homme this season. A blouson with an asymmetrical collar and placket that make it look like it is double breasted will be welcomed by the avant-garde. The less daring, but still fashion forward crowd will go to the hooded quilted windbreakers.
The practical minded but still want to be at the height fashion would find the vest with a diagonal zipper as closure a good addition to his wardrobe and the tunic with high collar can be the new turtleneck.