As creative director at Dior Homme, Belgian designer Kris Van Assche has mastered that balance between the house’s incredible, storied heritage and contemporary sports and streetwear elements. His latest move continues this DNA via the launch of a new denim line.
In tune with Van Assche’s recently-launched Black Carpet eveningwear, this new denim capsule ponders the future of the suit by deconstructing and reinterpreting the classic staple through casual dress codes associated with the iconic material.
Here double-denim is king, straight leg five-pocket jeans are paired with denim shirts and jackets in various treatments from raw indigo to 90s-style black and bleached washes. In tune with the house’s luxury status, the collection comes elevated by crisp shirting, silk neckties and that iconic silver-embossed black leather Dior logo tab has been flipped inside out, appearing on the outside of garments.
Silver and black embellishments are mixed with sheepskin collars, studded buttoning and graphic club-kid slogans appearing as DIY screen-printed details. Yet, if you want to add a truly personal touch, customisation will be offered at selected pop-up stores in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
The new Dior Homme denim collection will be available in January 2018.