After the confirmation of Haider Ackermann’s departure from the French house, the Belgian designer, Kris Van Assche takes the torch of Berluti.
Today, it has been officially confirmed that Kris Van Assche will take up the position of Artistic Director of Berluti House. Before that, the designer had worked for 11 years as creative director of Dior Homme.
Antoine Arnault, CEO of the House declares “I am delighted to welcome Kris Van Assche to Berluti. I have known him for several years, have always admired his work at Dior Homme and I am looking forward to working with him.”
Kris Van Assche says “I have always wanted to build bridges between the savoir-faire, the heritage of a house and my clear-cut contemporary vision. Antoine Arnault spoke to me of his ambitions for Berluti and it is with great pleasure that I accept this new challenge which fits perfectly with my own will and vision. I would also like to thank Mr Bernard Arnault for his renewed confidence. ”
The press release describes the projects of the new artistic director as the “combination of technique and know-how”, as well as an outpouring of “minimalist silhouettes”. Kris Van Assche will present his first collection during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January 2019.