Before launching his own menswear label in 2005, Kris Van Assche was working under the guidance of his mentor, Hedi Slimane, at Yves Saint Laurent in 1998. He was invited along to Dior Homme by Slimane, who he later succeeded in 2008. The Belgian designer graduated from the prestigious Antwerp Royal Academy of Arts and is known as one of the members of the Antwerp Six. With the success of his menswear collections, Van Assche launched his womenswear collection in 2008. Kris Van Assche is known for mastering the fine line between sportswear and luxury with his modern approach to menswear.