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BRAVE NEW WORLD Paris: Purportedly inspired by sci-fi thriller Gattaca and its exploration of conformity via eugenics, Kris Van Assche showed a decidedly minimalist, …

Jan 19, 2013
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BRAVE NEW WORLD
Paris: Purportedly inspired by sci-fi thriller Gattaca and its exploration of conformity via eugenics, Kris Van Assche showed a decidedly minimalist, futuristic collection that slowly revealed its subtle richness with each model that strode down the catwalk. Opening with business suits that on first blush looked like standard, if perfectly-cut, Wall Street fare, closer inspection revealed hidden zipper closures had replaced buttons and overlong jackets were bisected by chrome-buckled web belts. Van Assche edited his palette down till it was laser sharp, showing only black, grey, blue and white garments, while allowing repeated hits of chrome and a red equilateral triangle emblem to add hits of flash to many looks. As with last season’s showing, Van Assche’s latest outing was ultra-clean and wearable, while boasting subtle if boldly intriguing details. —Andrew Luecke

Silhouette: Android neat

Color: Charcoal / Jet black / Slate / Optic white / Scarlet / Royal blue / Navy blue

Key Items: Raglan sleeve double-breasted trench coat / Graphic mock turtleneck / Graphic Nehru jacket / Belted suits / Zip-jacket suits / Minimalist chore coat / Raglan sleeve baseball jacket

Materials: Wool suiting / Wool knits / Active webbing / Rubberized canvas

Print + Pattern: Equilateral triangle circle graphic

Details + Trim: Chrome side-release buckle closures and zippers / Band collars / Mock turtleneck collars / Hidden zippers / Ultra-small jacket lapels

Accessories + Footwear: Side-release buckle webbing belt / Side-release buckle double monks / Messenger bag / Lug-sole brogues / Black neckties

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