In Genoa’s canvas stays the genius of Dior. Dior Homme f/w show has been the most interesting since when Kris Van Assche, in 2007, has been appointed by the french maison as creative director of menswear and accessories. Van Assche, who is 38, graduated at Anversa Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1998: in that year he suddenly moved to Paris and became the right-hand man of Hedi Slimane for Yves Saint Laurent. A few years later, he followed him to Dior Homme, and when Slimane left, he became his successor. The success of this collection is the mix of two completely different styles of menswear: Van Assche combines streetwear with tailoring introducing denim as a breaking point and mixes the popular “Genoa’s canvas” with formal wear. He does it with mastery, inverting the roles. How? Jeans becomes a protagonist in the form of a duffle coat worn over a suit and, vice-versa, becomes a kind of accessory when it’s worn under the suit, this time in the form of a multipockets waistcoat: like in the picture. The designer imposes a various interpretation of his Dior Homme, that – now more than ever – convinces and becomes very contemporary and attractive. From above, a look from Dior Homme show; the classic coat matched with denim. Ph. Giovanni Squatriti for Sportweek.
Alessandro Calascibetta has been active in fashion since the late 80s. He started off his career at L'Uomo Vogue, after that with Mondo Uomo. Afterward, he became Fashion Director at Harper's Bazaar Uomo, and in 2000 founded Uomo which he directed until 2003. Following that, he started collaborating with Rizzoli. Since january 2015 he is the Editor in Chief of Style Magazine, and still remains as Man Fashion Director for Io Donna and Sette.