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KRIS VAN ASSCHE – PARIS FASHION WEEK SS12 MENSWEAR

Kris Van Assche SS12

With more than a hint of The Clash’s Paul Simonon’s signature style, Van Assche opened his menswear show with an assortment of grey suits paired with black trilby hats, sunglasses and chunky ankle boots. The overall shape of the pieces took on somewhat of a square appearance; trousers were loose yet straight legged, and many of the shirt and jacket collars were square necked.

One distinctly recurring item on the runway was the coat, ranging in shapes, lengths and styles. The long coat was heavily featured, some with buttons and collars, others promoting the more relaxed fit with an open front and lapels. One interesting jacket shape was the sleeveless suit jacket, a waistcoat and blazer hybrid, worn with suit trousers and a striped t-shirt in one instant, and over a plain grey t-shirt in another.

The colour palette was initially neutral and muted, displaying tones of grey, black and white, but rarely mixing the colours together; white was styled with white and dark colours were also put together, creating a block colour effect and further highlighting the squared and angular silhouette of the clothing.

Colour was subtly introduced later on the in the show, in flashes of thin red and green stripes which could be found on shirts and t-shirts. A subtle pin stripe embellishment was also introduced to black suits and trousers to again add an element of detail and interest to the pieces. 

Images courtesy of Nowfashion

Posted by: Emily Rogers

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