Kris Van Assche was born in Belgium in 1976. After graduating from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, he moved to Paris in 1998. Having worked for Yves Saint Laurent, then Dior Homme, he started his own label, KRISVANASSCHE in January 2005. He has also been the Artistic Director for Dior Homme since April 2007.
Over the seasons, KRISVANASSCHE has imprinted his highly personal vision on the masculine world, redefining and removing the established codes, imposing himself as a major French label. The KRISVANASSCHE collections reflect a transversal inspiration where the contemporary wardrobe mixes classical lines with the ruggedness of workwear as well as the technique of sportswear. The elegance at KRISVANASSCHE is softened and expresses itself through essential pieces of clothing that adapt to the multiple lives of those who wear them.
Regular collaborations, in particular with Eastpak and Lee, have helped expand KRISVANASSCHE’s creativity and reputation with the mainstream.
Kris Van Assche also carries out artistic work that has been shown in various galleries in Geneva, Paris and Florence. In 2009, he presented his “Picaflor” project during the Hyeres Fashion Festival, which he presided over that year. In 2011, in a partnership with the gallery owner Barbara Polla, he launches his magazine of arts and inspiration: “Londerzeel”.