Kris Van Assche Shuts Down His Label

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It’s pretty tough for independent labels in the fashion industry!

Belgian designer Kris Van Assche has announced that he will be shuttering his namesake label, after 10 years. He will solely focus on his role as creative director of Dior Homme. His store on the Rue Saint Roch in Paris, which opened in 2013, is expected to close soon.

Van Assche‘s Fall/Winter 2015 collection will not go into production.

He told WWD, “this wonderful adventure has reached a point where I feel the need to take a break and some distance to better think about how to develop my brand in the future.”

Van Assche also said, “Times are tough for independent labels,” adding, “Awaiting the right project for my label, I will now focus on Dior Homme in order to enhance what I have been working on during my first eight years as men’s artistic director for Dior.”

Van Asshe worked under Hedi Slimane at Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Homme and Dior Homme before taking on the role of creative director at Dior Homme in 2007.

Photo Credit: Yannis Vlamos /

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