PARIS, Jan 29, 2010 / FW/ — Reinterpreting the coat for Dior Homme, Kris Van Assche is in his top form as the Belgian designer sent out innovative variations of this wardrobe staple giving it new proportions and silhouette.


And as always, when you are working with the coat, there are always some military references, which Kris Van Assche kept to a minimum as seen in the high collars and the shoulder straps of a few trench coats.

Wide lapels that seamless morph as a fold; hidden plackets that use zippers and buttons as closures, and proposed in different lengths to give the men choices, the collection is functional, even utilitarian yet poetic in its modernity.