Androgynous, wraithlike boys in classic angular silhouettes glided down the runway in Paris today for the Dior Homme 2014 debut. Kris Van Assche, held true to the incarnation of the moody, nocturnal aesthetic where rigor, blade-slim,and blackened silhouettes are the cardinal virtue.
Exquisitely tailored suits had a touch of artistic sentiment; Yayoi Kusama’s dot fetish translated to both full 3-piece suits and spit-shined shoes; a Cy Twombly scrawl embroidered on coat hems, and a Barnett Newman singular line of opposing color slashes through a jacket with vigor. Dior Homme unshakable color palette of shades of black, gray, blue or chocolate seems to evoke the northern light, the louche glamour of denim over suiting evokes both rocker decadence and flaneur-like refinement. Van Assche once again offers a softened elegance through essential pieces of clothing that adapt to the multiple lives of those who wear them.
Photos by Yannis Viamos