kris van assche closes own line
The Dior menswear designer is taking a break from his eponymous label.
After 10 years designing a line under his own name, Kris Van Assche is closing it down, explaining to WWD that "times are tough for independent labels." It comes in the same week that Band of Outsiders - another seemingly robust fashion business - is rumored to be shutting up shop. There is some hope for fans of his own name line though, because even though Van Assche is ready to take a break, he is hoping for "some distance to better think about how to develop my brand in the future." The designer also said that the closure will help him focus on his role as Creative Director at Dior Homme.