Starry eyed

Watch as Kris Van Assche’s S/S 2018 menswear runway set is transformed into a twinkling night-time scene

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It’s been a decade since Kris Van Assche took the creative helm of Dior Homme. It’s a milestone the designer celebrated for his S/S 2018 menswear collection by looking back to the heritage of the house – which also celebrates its 70th anniversary this year – with ribbon scarves and t-shirts printed with the address of its 3 rue de Marignan atelier in Paris.

Ribbons were also the focal point of the collection’s show set, which featured 942m of black plastic streamers hanging from the ceiling of the Salon d’Honneur in the Grand Palais. The drapes hung in 90cm lengths, and when reflecting the lights in the show space, they resembled a fluid night sky shimmering with stars.

Working with regular collaborator Etienne Russo of Villa Eugénie, Van Assche also envisaged a catwalk created from 1200m2 of green turf. The grassy runway and the streamer-clad ceiling above hinted at a verdant walk under the stars, both Dior Homme’s models and Kris Van Assche stepping forward into the brand’s starry-eyed future.

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