Kris Van Assche from Eastpak and Misericordia to Lee

After Eastpak and Misericordia, Belgian designer Kris Van Assche has demonstrated his penchant for collaborations by joining forces with denim wear brand Lee for their upcoming Autumn-Winter collection. Dior Homme’s Artistic Director was drawn to Lee by his blue-jean “work-wear” inspirations for his own label. His elegant and minimalist collection, made up of the denim wear brand’s five essential menswear items, will be on sale as of July.

The denim jacket, shirt, bomber jacket, chinos and 5-pocket style jeans, will be available in two colours: the classic blue-jean colour of course, but also dark brown. They will be available for sale in the designer’s retailers as well as in selected Lee stores.

For spring-summer 2012 Kris Van Assche collaborate for a second time with Eastpak to create a collection of bags.
In a strong urban spirit with cool elegance, Kris Van Assche has created 7 designs available in three combinations of fabric and colours.
As an echo to the black/grey/natural palette of his FW2011/2012 collection, the bags are a mix of sportswear influences, classical elegance and military details.
For instance, parachute cloth, leather and rough cotton are combined and smarten up the whole range.
The bags reflect the designers trademarks: flexible fabric and sobriety, internal structure and clean lines.
Each bag has a metal key ring, made out of two pieces that fit together, each part representing the name of the two brands.
To see the collection, click here.

Summer 2011 Kris Van Assche collaborated with Misericordia.
Misericordia is a Peruvian brand. The clothes are ethically produced in the Misericordia workshop in Lima by a team of seamstresses with a unique know-how. Misericordia is a project combining avant-garde artistic and social commitment, with a selective distribution in over 100 prestigious concept stores worldwide. In 2008, Misericordia opened its online store: and 2009, its first shop in Lima.
During production, from start to finish, the workshop's employees guarantee the exclusivity of unique and handcrafted designs made out of rare and luxurious fabrics such as the Peruvian Pima cotton, Alpaca wool or organic cotton. See a glimpse of the collaboration of Kris Van Assche and Misericordia

About Kris Van Assche

Balancing a nostalgic historical sense with radical modernism, Kris Van Assche has created a distinctive, refined world of nonchalant elegance. Van Assche's work is characterized by attention to detail.
Kris Van Assche was born in Belgium in 1976. Shortly after graduating from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, he moved to Paris in 1998. After working at Yves Saint Laurent and then for Dior Homme, he began to show his original creations in January 2005. Today he heads his own label, KRIS VAN ASSCHE, and is the artistic director for Dior Homme since april 2007.
Impelled by a vision of the man who takes the time to "dress up", Kris Van Assche has embarked on an esthetic quest, pursuing a new masculinity infused with poetry and authenticity.

A look of his fall-winter 2012-2013 collection

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