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LESS IS MORE

Paris: The plain white invitation for the Dior Homme S/S 11 show simply read “lessness”, a hint of things to come. Designer Kris Van Assche presented an all-black and white collection, continuing his exploration of the perfect casual-tailored look. “Less is more. Simplicity is the true luxury,” Van Assche told the press before the show. Subtle references to Samurai warriors were apparent in sleeveless jackets, Mao collars and belted, dropped-crotch pants, and an understated use of safari elements showed up with the addition of cargo pockets on pants, shirts and vests. The unconstructed, flowing quality of current Dior Homme silhouettes are a departure from the whippet-thin shapes created by the house’s last designer, but the evolution is an intriguing one. While many designers have conjured up a modern nomad for S/S 11, Van Assche interprets the idea with pure vision.

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