Spotlight: Dior Homme SS16

Kris Van Assche developed an exclusive camouflage pattern for his latest show at Paris Fashion Week

For me, camouflage is on a parallel with denim. It has had that same movement, the same kind of migration, from military wear and work wear to becoming street wear and then comfortably part of high fashion. In Kris Van Assche’s Dior Homme SS16 collection, it is really quite far from any ‘GI Joe’ connotations.  Instead, it is seen as part of masculine decoration rather than a disguise… at times, it is even embroidered with sky-blue roses! It appears in the form of ‘a memory’ inside military coats and becomes embedded in Argyll patterned knits, and it also becomes part of the idea of a new ‘haute bourgeoisie’ in the collection.

Photography Sophie Carre