Kris Van Assche FW15 Catwalk Show
For Fall/Winter 2015 Kris Van Assche once again puts his contemporary twist on traditional menswear but with a light-hearted take on military uniforms and the post-punk era.
“For this season I had in mind the image of an urban soldier,” explains Kris Van Assche. “It is fundamentally an urban collection because I like suits, active wear and active characters.
This time, I wanted the sporting element that I frequently return to, to be almost military in feel. I could imagine a guy on a bike in New York risking life and limb – a sort of city warrior. I wanted a look that felt streamlined rather than relaxed: energetic, fast, precise. In many ways it is an idea of sportswear meeting the New Wave; technical clothes with an aggressive, post-punk tailored attitude.”
Van Assche introduces the ‘urban warrior’ – suiting is streamlined and layered over bicycle jersey, camouflage is flipped on its head with the aim to draw attention to rather than hide the wearer. Colourful nylon parka jackets resemble jockey racing silks with fox fur trim hoods whilst Melton wool trousers and contrasting stitch knits create an eighties New Wave attitude.