Purple Diary

[April 3 2018]

Kris Van Assche confirmed as new Artistic Director of Berluti

After ending his decade-long reign at Dior Homme this past March, the Belgian designer heads to Berluti as their new Artistic Director. Van Assche succeeds Haider Ackermann (following only three seasons at the Parisian menswear house), and is succeeded at Dior Homme by the freshly-appointed Kim Jones.

Antoine Arnault, CEO of Berluti, said that he was “delighted” to welcome Van Assche to the brand, “I have known him for several years, have always admired his work at Dior Homme and I am looking forward to working with him,” he comments.

Van Assche adds, “I have always wanted to build bridges between the savoir-faire, the heritage of a house and my clear-cut contemporary vision. Antoine Arnault spoke to me of his ambitions for Berluti and it is with great pleasure that I accept this new challenge which fits perfectly with my own will and vision.”

Van Assche will present his first collection for Berluti in January 2019.

Read our interview with the new Artistic Director of Berluti by Olivier Zahm for Purple Magazine “Purple Index 76” S/S 2018 issue 29 here.

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Photo Olivier Zahm

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