On the heels of Christopher Bailey's departure from Burberry, Dior Homme is the latest brand to change creative direction. Belgian designer Kris Van Assche leaves his post as creative director after eleven years at the helm. Christian Dior Couture chairman and chief executive officer Pietro Beccari acknowledges Van Assche
for contributing to the amazing growth of Dior Homme by creating an elegant and contemporary silhouette for men. Beccari continues,
He wrote an important chapter in the history of Dior Homme and played a key role in its development. Meanwhile, WWD reports that Van Assche will take up a new role within the LVMH Group.
Kim Jones Joins Dior Homme
After leaving his creative director role at Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones will take up the reigns of Dior Homme. As artistic director, Jones will present his first collection this upcoming June during Paris Fashion Week.
I am deeply honored to join the house of Dior, a symbol of the ultimate elegance. I would like to warmly thank Bernard Arnault and Pietro Beccari for their trust in giving me this incredible opportunity, says Jones.
I am committed to create a modern and innovative male silhouette built upon the unique legacy of the house.