The Dior man evoked by Kris Van Assche and Willy Vanderperre in the “Saw your face before” campaign plays with appearances as he blurs the codes of his wardrobe. Nonchalantly stretched out by the swimming pool, laid-back without ever failing to be elegant, he demonstrates a style at once pared down and offbeat, where the classic becomes contemporary, the city dweller exhibits a sportswear allure.
The same rigor governs the architecture of both garment and villa, the structured cuts of the jackets recalling the walls’ pure lines. But already, from reflection to reflection, the lines are changing, the colours turning, the sky becoming Prussian blue on the surface of the water as on the shirts and jackets. On the windows images are superimposed and mixed together with inexhaustible newness, and the Dior man, in the face of all this, seems to be entering into a dialogue with his other self.
The spirit of the collection from Kris Van Assche is all there: the menswear basics, set with Cubist appliqués and flat blocks of colour, combine and overlap in a number of the looks.