16
Aug
08

Jon: Kris Van “Asche-hole”, still fucking up at Dior with his Spring 2009 collection….

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Seriously?

It is really beyond belief for me that a designer with absolutely no sense of fit, proportion, or thematic continuity was given the reigns of such a prestigous house as Dior Homme. I mean just look at the pocket placement and sleeve shape of that white shirt, the volume of those black pants, or the terrible tailoring of that vest. Also, men shouldn’t look like they have child birthing hips, so maybe cut the trouser pockets a little tighter next time. And don’t even get me started on the awful additon of those so summer ’08 glasses.

Kris Van Asche, who was chosen to replace fashion visionary Hedi Slimane last Spring, has dragged the respected Dior name through the mud yet again. You may remember my post about his equally questionable design choices for the Fall 08 Dior Homme collection which seemed to take it’s cue from an early 90’s (goth-ish) International Male catalog. At least then the collection was cohesive…

For his Spring 2009 collection however, all taste has been thrown out the window. Van Asche seems to be referencing Hedi Slimane’s design aesthetic as well as dated pop cultural references from Slimane’s hay day at Dior (2004-2006) and mixing them together into a total sticky mess.

Example:

ON THE TOP: The jacket and long hair are an obvious throwback to Hedi Slimane’s stylistic choices. However, when Slimane did it is came across as clean and polished.He would have cropped the jacket and made it fitted under the arms This just looks like a sloppy teenage chauffeur working at red lobster.

ON THE BOTTOM: Wow, I didn’t know Leslie Hall was still culturally relevant…. Gold Lame? Giant Rhinestones? “Bling”? Apparently Van Asche missed the memo: Dior Homme is a rock house, not an electro trash label…..

Welcome to 2009 “Van Asche-Hole”!

Could someone please fire this guy already???

Images via men.style.com

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5 Responses to “Jon: Kris Van “Asche-hole”, still fucking up at Dior with his Spring 2009 collection….”


  1. August 17, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Jon, Jon, you are a great and hilarious blogger! And why don’t you design clothes, because your instincts are SPOT ON. Plus, Bunny Lane is amazing! This decade seems to herald the end of the boring world as we knew it. Thank the gods!

  2. 2 gaycondo
    August 17, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Thanks so much Diane! I would love to one day be a designer or stylist. I’m actually planning on going back to school next Spring and those are definitely on my short list for possible studies… I’m perpetually debating whether or not to make the safe choice (business and marketing) or the more fulfilling yet most likely frivilous choice (design or art)…

  3. August 17, 2008 at 10:21 am

    So I don’t know if I told you this or not but I’m doing work filming for a local men’s wear designer. I’ll introduce you to him if you want to pick his brain about the business.

  4. 4 Diane
    August 18, 2008 at 6:46 am

    More fulfilling! More fulfilling! Be a designer, you’d be great! Just think of all the knowledge you already have about other designers and their past collections! Do you know how to sew?

  5. 5 Coco
    July 28, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Thank god someone finally said it with style and brevity.
    long live Hedi.


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