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Fashion January, 7 2008

Dior Homme S/S ’08 – Radical Elegance

Hedi Slimane has made Dior Homme what it stands for today. Since he left, Kris Van Aasche has taken over and present his first collection soon.

““They look like young professional killers,” quipped Karl Lagerfeld, who shot three models in a Parisian apartment wearing Van Assche’s ballooning, high-waist pants and pristine white shirts.

Van Assche described the images, which break in February magazines, as the “next step” for the brand—rather than a radical change—in its post–Hedi Slimane era. A budding photographer, Slimane lensed recent Dior Homme campaigns and favored an edgy, artsy approach.

“When one evokes ‘elegance,’ people tend to think you refer to something old-fashioned, boring,” Van Assche said. “I am totally aware that we are living in a sportswear generation, but I feel it is my duty—at Dior Homme even more so than at my own label—to propose an alternative. … I prefer to look at it as a challenge: Make elegance radical.””

DNR has an interesting article about the new collection. We cannot wait to see if live!
Dior Homme S/S 08   Radical Elegance

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