Kim Jones Confirmed at Dior Homme as Kris Van Assche Exits

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After 11 years in at the helm, Kris Van Assche has announced that he will be leaving his position as artistic director of Dior Homme. The news comes as a surprise, with the Belgian designer having given no indication of plans to move on from the role in recent months.

"I am deeply honored to join the house of Dior, a symbol of the ultimate elegance,” said Jones. “I would like to warmly thank Bernard Arnault and Pietro Beccari for their trust in giving me this incredible opportunity. I am committed to create a modern and innovative male silhouette built upon the unique legacy of the house.”

"After 11 years at Dior Homme, my mind and heart filled with experiences, I am leaving this beautiful house to pursue new challenges," said Van Assche. "I wish to thank Bernard Arnault for the trust he placed in me, Sidney Toledano and Serge Brunschwig for their warm welcome at Dior and their continuous support during all those years."

Known for his urban, minimalistic aesthetic, Van Assche trained at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, before moving to Paris to work at Yves Saint Laurent under Hedi Slimane. He followed Slimane to Dior Homme in 2000 but left in 2004 to start his own menswear label, which was well-received and garnered much attention from the industry at large. In 2007, when Hedi Slimane departed Dior Homme, Van Assche succeeded his former mentor at the creative helm. Van Assche’s label was closed when he last renewed his contract at Dior Homme in 2015.

Source: Hypbeast; Business of Fashion


Jeremy Scott & Moschino


Oh yeah!

Fashion just got a fresh dose of badass with the announcement of the super cool Jeremy Scott as the new Creative Director at Moschino. Scott replaces longtime [interim] director Rosella Jardini. If this is a marriage made in fashion heaven, as both labels  are known for their tongue & cheek chic approach, then the honeymoon may send shock waves and rainbows throughout the industry. This excites me!

Jeremy Scott, who has high profile clients like Britney Spears, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, will continue with his own label in addition to designing for the 30 year old Italian fashion house.