Kris Van Assche will be taking over the role of creative director at Berluti following the departure of Haider Ackermann last week.
The designer reshuffle continues in menswear as the Belgium designer Van Assche takes the reigns at the Parisian fashion house where he will be responsible for ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes and leather goods and will be presenting his vision at Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January 2019. In a statement he said:
“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 Bernard Arnault for his renewed confidence.”
Van Assche will be bringing his experience at Dior Homme where he spent 11 years as well as his own label that he ran for 20 seasons. Antoine Arnault, chief executive of Berluti, said:
“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.”
Dior Homme is now in the capable hands of Kim Jones who left Louis Vuitton which is now under the creative eye of Virgil Abloh.