PARIS, Jan 25, 2009 / FW/ — Kris Van Assche has an affinity to black and white. Following his career since the first time he showed in Paris, these two non-colors have been his favorite color palette. Traditionally very harsh colors, the Belgian designer had managed to make them soft, giving them a film noir quality that is romantic, even dreamy at times.
For Fall 2009, Kris Van Assche continued that tender quality as he sent models wearing long johns, soft mountain boots and a hooded traveling shawl on the runway. Layering was the key to this collection. Oversized cotton shirts worn under suit jackets or tunics are paired with skinny trousers or drawstring cargo pants.
Interestingly enough, though this collection is definitely masculine, Kris Van Assche added feminine ruffled collars. He also proposed knitted arm warmers, fringe leather worn as an extra collar and leather strips worn like a necklace with an aglet charm.
Subdued, soft and dreamy with a very modern outlook, Kris Van Assche’s Fall 2009 collection can easily THE NEW LOOK we are looking for menswear.
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