menswear collections: kris van assche, spring

by Jeremy Danté

kris van assche often approaches his namesake collection with a ‘take no prisoners’ attitude. clean lines, minimal style & hardcore design elements are presented with no bullshit & the essence of forward fashion. predictably created in black & white, van assche’s summer/spring collection for the 2011 menswear season displayed mechanic chic. male models walked the runway with garments artistically stained with motor oil like substance & blackened hands. while the collection definitely adds an active style quality, it also presents structural influence in the collections blazers & formal looks. amidst the black were shaded features of grey & sheer textile. among the van assche design archive, the collection is not my favorite; but that being said- i still find great depths of inspiration for the concepts & vision that kris continually produces. an inspiring set.

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