Dior Homme
By Anna Glassman

MODERN REGIMENT Paris: The military seems to be on the mind of quite a few menswear designers this season, and Dior Homme’s Kris Van …

Jan 23, 2012
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MODERN REGIMENT
Paris: The military seems to be on the mind of quite a few menswear designers this season, and Dior Homme’s Kris Van Assche is no exception. Beginning with a drab shade of olive, the designer carried his regimental theme through khaki trench capes, slim twill trousers and an abstract camouflage bomber jacket. But Assche prudently married his inspiration with an eye for wearable sportswear, alternating more esoteric draped silhouettes with cotton button downs and sleek quilted outerwear. Monochromatic styling gave the collection a serious air, though this mood was also lightened by casual additions like unembellished baseball caps, waxed cotton parkas and felted wool overshirts. Assche’s modern deployment revealed a glimpse of softness too, with a flock of birds embroidered across elongated coats.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim / Lean / Long / Fitted

Color: Black / Olive / Grey / Khaki / Tan / Navy / White / Sage

Key Items: Trench coats / Army jackets / Slim twill trousers / Double breasted cape coats / Elongated parkas / Fitted mock turtlenecks / Quilted bomber jackets

Materials: Wool / Cotton / Twill / Leather / Shearling / Waxed cotton / Oilcloth / Tweed / Cashmere

Print + Pattern: Abstract camouflage / Bird graphics

Details + Trim: Contrast piping / Self belts / Fur collars / Funnel necks / Drawstrings / Embroidery / Toggle closures / Zippers

Accessories + Footwear: Unembellished baseball hats / Mirrored aviator sunglasses / Cotton ties / Rigid briefcases / Soft leather combat boots / Pieced driving gloves / Leather tote bags

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