Kris Van Assche


Showcased in the sunny and peaceful Luxembourg Gardens, Berluti’s last collection -designed by Kris Van Assche- was a tribute to timeless beauty and meticulous craftsmanship. The Belgian designer was searching for new and contemporary ways to reinterpret the cherished notion of elegance and his vision came to life seamlessly.

Tailoring was one of the show’s strongest points, as it looked equally great on men and women. Double-breasted, sleeveless, fitted or elongated, the jacket was a key garment within the collection and it gave a reassuring sense of structure from the very first look. Van Assche used tailored lines as a canvas to express a more personal vision of luxury, made modern through his use of embellishment and controlled exuberance. Cropped and colorful bombers were worn over jackets and pants. Dreamy feathers also appeared on sharp-looking suits, while chunky chains adorned sleek city bags.

If formality is a Berluti trademark, Van Assche also wanted to underline a more sensitive and spontaneous approach towards the brand, which was evidenced in his stunning use of color. Seeing orange, purple, chartreuse yellow, bright blues and fuchsia pink on the runway was a feast for the eyes, as it added an uplifting vibe to the brand’s proposal. Garments referring to motorcycle gear gave a dynamic edge to the line-up, and Van Assche kept exploring the boundaries between sporty and dressy. A sleeveless jacket, worn with a baggy pair of shorts and graphic sneakers, propelled the brand into our present time, nicely connecting the speed of the street with the patience of craft.

/ Words by Philippe Pourhashemi /

/ Backstage pictures by Merel Hart /


Take a look at the new DIOR HOMME by Kris Van Assche campaign, shooted  by David Sims & styled by Mauricio Nardi.

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First look at the new Dior Homme menswear FW17’s campaign captured by David Sims.



Dior Homme launches its SS 2016 campaign, photographed by Willy Vanderperre with Singer and lyricist Oliver Sim from the XX, actor Alain-Fabien Delon, artist Rinus Van de Velde & model Victor Nylander.

 The still images are accompanied by a film which is titled “Stranger in a Room” after a song of the same title by Sim’s bandmate Jamie xx, which actually features the bass-player’s vocals.


/ by Michael Marson /