Kris Van Assche To Close Independent Label


Announced today were the plans for closure of Dior Homme’s Creative Director, Kris Van Assche’s eponymous label.

Van Assche’s brand and style championed the luxury streetwear movement that has become a signature for many younger brands like Public School. The designer was also known for the upscale, conceptual sneakers put forth by his label.

While the closure may come as a surprise given that Van Assche opened a showroom in Paris less than two years ago, and has been actively collaborating with Adidas and Union Los Angeles, the designer cited a greater focus towards his role in Dior as a reason for ending the label.

In an interview with WWD, Assche laments that times are tough for independent labels.”This wonderful adventure has reached a point where I feel the need to take a break and some distance to better think about how to develop my brand in the future.”

The brand will also not be producing or delivering orders from their Fall/Winter 2015-16 collection.