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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Runway to Closets

The clothing for Kris Van Assche first runway presentation for Dior Homme was dark and mysterious.  Holding court at Les Invalides, the burial site of Napoleon Bonaparte, added to the darkness of the collection.  Choosing a consistently dark palette of black and sparsely using dark reds and greens for touches of color.  Trousers clung to the like leggings for a a close-fitting silhouette paired with form fitting jackets.  The multi-pleated harem pants, a la MC Hammer, that he debuted for his first collection for Dior Homme were back for fall.  Whether you gasp in awe or in fright of those pants, Van Assche is standing by his point of view.  Van Assche opted from the Peter Pan like collars from spring/summer and debuted a high-collar shirt in black, dark green and dark red.

The dark green high-collar shirt that has hit retailers.  ELuxuruy is the online retailer that has this runway item available.  Naturally, since LVMH owns both Dior Homme and  Van Assche chose a rich green, although dark, will pair perfecting under a tailored black suit and will give you just enough color.  

Price:  $570

Ryan Mac


tsad said...

This collection was presented all wrong to me. He did this wierd dracula, dark theme and it seemed too theatrical for me, although it did go well with the clothes he presented. The chin high collar, and the dark shiny color pallet with the pleated dark hammer pant would make any man a persuading Count on October 31st. Maybe a daring buyer would be willing to sport these main looks (seperately) for the A/W season, but a mainstream one would turn the other cheek. Although the green was apealing at times.

Ryan Mac said...

I have to agree it was very theatrical and very dark. Although, I think the collection could be dissected. Definitely not for everyone its for a specific customer. I would not wear the pleated harem trousers.

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