Behind the set: Dior Homme S/S 2017

Sit back and watch as Kris Van Assche’s set for Dior Homme – designed by the iconic production designer Etienne Russo of Villa Eugénie – comes to life...

Staged in the grand Tennis Club de Paris, Van Assche presented his latest collection for Dior Homme in a neon-lit industrial fun fair. It was inspired by the Sinksenfoor park in Antwerp, a landmark of his adolescent days.

'I am interested in a synthesis of generations and filtering subcultures through my own lens to tell a new story,' says Van Assche, who was inspired by the outcast teens who used to hang out at the Antwerp fun fair when he was a boy. 

Channelling the spirit of the legendary Haçienda nightclub in Manchester, Russo created a giant twisting metal sculpture covered with fairground lights, which began to flash as soon as the music started.

Order and disorder ran parallel, as Van Assche’s outcasts weaved around Russo’s towering roller coaster tracks on the silver floor, taking us back to the halcyon days of rave.

Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*, joining the team in 2022. Having previously been the digital features editor at AnOther and digital editor at 10 and 10 Men magazines, he has also contributed to titles including i-D, Dazed, 10 Magazine, Mr Porter’s The Journal and more, while also featuring in Dazed: 32 Years Confused: The Covers, published by Rizzoli. He is particularly interested in the moments when fashion intersects with other creative disciplines – notably art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and reporting from international fashion weeks. Across his career, he has interviewed the fashion industry’s leading figures, including Rick Owens, Pieter Mulier, Jonathan Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, Christian Lacroix, Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.