““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!