Tuesday, 3 July 2007
I have reported earlier this summer that Dior Homme would not show off an SS08 collection at a runway in
Believe me I know you guys fell already, I’m also dizzy from all the unnecessary iPhone hype but don’t fall off your chair when you view the images below. It seem like Van Van Assche has taken everything Hedi Slimane has done and thrown it out the window. Even though that has necessary for Van Assche’s career it is a bit disrespectful towards Hedi who has put DH on the map and made it as very big name in the world of men’s fashion.
Van Assche has gone back to Christian Dior’s roots and marked that DH will no longer be an indie pop/undertaker brand. Although the outfits in the shots don’t look like much to the world they represent what I associate Christian Dior with; subtle, formal and discrete clothing for French snobs. A good thing is that collection is a perfect match with Galliano’s side of Dior. I would love to see them exhibit their collections on the same runway.
What do I think about the clothes? Overall they are very pleasing I would be very thankful if Van Assche sent one pair of the pleated trousers. The shirts look great too but there isn’t that much to critique since the outfits are very bare and simple. I think that this collection was just created to show the world the new direction DH has chosen and that Hedi is forgotten.
The pleated trousers.
A little boring.
I miss hedi.
3.5/5 pleased but dazed and confused.