Hedi Slimane’s tenure at Dior Homme created such a stir and changed the silhouettes in menswear so drastically, that it is difficult to shake his image from the Dior brand. However, with a confident fifth collection and outlasting a rumor fueled year about his possible replacement, Kris Van Assche seems to have persevered with his own vision for Dior Homme. Gimmicks a matter of the past, Van Assche repaints the Dior Homme man as a relaxed easygoing figure. Paying close attention to proportions, the suit’s fit is loosened without becoming baggy. Left unlined, two-button blazers mirror the collection’s effortless sheer tops and knits. Plunging v-necks are tastefully done, while several of the collection’s lapels are slightly oversized, falling in a chic manner representative of the draping Van Assche is known for doing as part of his own self-titled line. Coming into his own and presenting his best efforts for Dior Homme so far, one can only hope that Kris Van Assche continues in this vein, improving the Dior image and returning the label to its previous role at the forefront of menswear.