Berluti appoints Kris Van Assche as artistic director
Berluti has appointed Belgian fashion designer Kris Van Assche as its artistic director.
In his new position, Van Assche will be responsible forthe label’s shoes, leather goods, ready-to-wear and accessories collections.
Antoine Arnault, Berluti chief executive, said: “I am delighted to welcome Kris Van Assche to Berluti. I have known him for several years, have always admired his work at Dior Homme and I am looking forward to working with him.”
Van Assche will present his first collection for Berluti during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January 2019.
He recently left Dior Homme after 11 years with the fashion house.
Van Assche said: “I have always wanted to build bridges between the savoir-faire, the heritage of a house and my clear-cut contemporary vision. Antoine Arnault spoke to me of his ambitions for Berluti and it is with great pleasure that I accept this new challenge which fits perfectly with my own will and vision.”
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