The designer melds athletics and elegance for an updated take on sportswear in this exclusive portfolio from Document's Fall/Winter 2013 issue.
Kris Van Assche’s spring/summer 2014 offering melds athletics and elegance, resulting in an updated take on sportswear. “The attitude of the collection is anti-precious, avoiding ‘the dandy,’ playful, yet still enjoying the refined,” the Belgian designer said. His wardrobe of modern-man staples is rendered in black, grays, blues, and browns, and technical fabrics like Swiss cotton pique. Double-breasted blazers use leather-covered studs for buttons and cagoule jackets manipulate trench coat cuts. Importantly (for the male willing to bare legs), there are shorts. As usual, the designer polishes his minimalist aesthetic with finished lines and impeccable tailoring. But it’s not too polished—the springtime Van Assche fellow maintains his palpable, rugged masculinity, along with his admirable fashion savvy.
Hair Leonardo Manetti at Tracey Mattingly. Make Up Ayami Nishimura. Manicurist Ami Vega at Marek & Associates. Digital operator Jeronimo de Moraes at Dtouch. Photo assistants James Garrett and George Valenzuela. Location and equipment Bath House Studios.