Kris Van Assche
By Anna Glassman

SPLIT PERSONALITY Paris: Kris Van Assche brought together the twin themes that seem to be on every menswear runway this season, tailoring and sport, …

Jan 18, 2013
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SPLIT PERSONALITY
Paris: Kris Van Assche brought together the twin themes that seem to be on every menswear runway this season, tailoring and sport, marrying these references with more than simple styling tricks. Instead, the designer’s F/W 13 suiting and sweats came spliced together as full hybrids. Dressy blazers dovetailed into logo jersey knits, bombers mixed with toggle coats and warm-up pants were rendered in dotted boardroom wools. Quirky and cool throughout, these juxtapositions looked clever when integrated into the construction via patchworked strips of disparate fabrics or presented in tonal colorways as  less blatant mashups.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim & tailored / Tapered

Color: Black / Dove grey / White / Chambray blue / Burgundy / Baby blue

Key Items: Graphic blazers / Tapered trousers / Hooded hybrid sweater-shirts / Shirting knitwear hybrids / Bomber jackets / Trenches / Warm-up pants / Wool overcoats

Materials: Nylon blends / Jersey / Wool / Fur / Twill

Print + Pattern: Message graphics / Stripes / Colorblocking / Patchworking

Details + Trim: Drawstrings / Hoods / Self belts / Epaulettes / Fur trim / Toggle closures / Tab collars & waistbands / Appliqué

Accessories + Footwear: Running sneakers / Skinny ties / Oxfords / Oversized fanny packs / Duffel bags

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