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Heidi Slimane replaced by Kris Van Assche

March 31, 2007

I’m sure you guys have heard of this huge news. Heidi Slimane revolutionised male fashion and kind of created the whole male size 00. Slimane was famous for the “Dior Homme” look that usually consisted of: white shirt or dirty old T-shirt, skinny jeans, sneakers. This look, wasn’t really my favourite, but those in the rock scene rocked the look pretty well. Will Assche create a huge impact in the fashion world for men? I think the answer would be yes. Slimane loved androgyny. Assche’s version of jeans are ”baggy black pants”, and this is already a far cry from skinny jeans. Assche was also quoted to be inspired by the “Bell Epoque” period that featured bow ties and hats – very classy indeed. Also well known at Dior Homme, colour was usually absent, but Assche says that for his spring show that had an “eighties feel – American Gigolo”, there was a lot of “yellow and red”.

I’m already quite happpy that Assche is taking over Slimane. Don’t get my wrong – Slimane is one of my favourite designers, but to be honest, it seems that Assche is going to be a great change for Dior Homme. I was getting quite tired of the whole mod look – a look that I seldom embraced and didn’t exactly love. Also quite worthy of knowing is that Assche is a fan of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis (Joe Le Taxi, anyone?), and this, already is a change from Slimane’s love for Pete Doherty (Crack-head!!)

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