Oct 06, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Am I the only one who got all revved up for Kris Van Asscheâ€™s first Dior Homme effort only to ask, â€œThatâ€™s it?â€ To be fair, Iâ€™m probably just suffering from the effects of PHS (Post Hedi Slimane) and wouldnâ€™t fall in love with anything the new Creative Head came up with, so itâ€™s really not his fault. The all black, white and grey collection was presented as a series of three tableaux (nobody move!) with â€˜morning, day and evening looks,â€™ which begs the question: what exactly is a â€˜morning look?â€™ My â€˜morning lookâ€™ is usually wet hair and a towel wrapped around me while Iâ€™m trying to find something clean to wear. Wisely, this was not a look Van Assche latched on to, preferring to stick mainly with button downs, suits and those near-ubiquitous Hammer pants I know you’re all getting psyched for!
Joining the ranks of designers doing double duty, Van Assche also presented his eponymous line. He managed to make pleated pants sexy and was willing to take risks, but somehow this collection lacked the effortless sense of playfulness found in his previous efforts. Still, the man loves his vests and I certainly canâ€™t argue with that!
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