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Dior Homme s/s 2015

For s/s 2014, Kris Van Assche, creative director of Dior Homme, delivered a playful collection that explored the classic navy theme, but with a twist. The collection was inspired by a hand written letter of Christian Dior from the fifties that was found in the maison’s archives, reading: “Traditions have to be maintained so they can be passed on to future generations. In troubled times like ours, we must maintain these traditions which are our luxury and the flower of our civilization.”

Kris Van Assche brought together tradition and modernity, and apart from the classic sailor stripe T-shirts and raincoats in primary colors, he reproduced Dior’s letter creating a series of allover hand-written prints that took over suits, jeans, jackets and blazers. What’s more, Dior’s signature was used as a detail on shirt collars, serving as a unique homage to the legendary designer. Taking his arty approach on fashion a step further, Kris Van Assche also employed a series of abstract colored scribbles on suits, white T-shirts and denim jackets, with some amazing results.

The collection was accompanied by a romantic short film, directed by photographer Will Vanderperre, which was also inspired by Christian Dior’s found letter. “In many ways the models play the role of Mr. Dior both in film, and the photographs,” explained Kris Van Assche. “There is a notion of a young poet with a real daily life in both. The black and white photography symbolizes the imagination and creativity, while the color is realness and pleasure,” he continued. “It is the combination of the introvert, and the extrovert, the imagined and the real that is expanded on from the collection.”