Dior Homme creative director Kris Van Assche will have a bit more free time now that he is shuttering his namesake label. “Times are tough for independent labels,” Van Assche wrote in a letter explaining the break. The designer will not be producing anything for the Fall 2015 season and is closing down his store in Paris.
Van Assche has served at the helm of Dior Homme since 2007 and started his eponymous brand 10 years ago. Though he is closing operations, it sounds as if the designer is hopeful that his label will make a comeback in the future. “Awaiting the right project for my label, I will now focus on Dior Homme in order to enhance what I have been working on during my first eight years as men’s artistic director for Dior.” Let’s hope he finds that “right project.”
In light of the news, Van Assche will be skipping men’s fashion week this season. We hate to see his label go, but we’ll just have to be content to enjoy Van Assche’s work for Dior.