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...

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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.

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