Kris Van Assche is not Bourgeois. You are. He’s just trying to sell some clothes in this stale Bourgeois consumer market. Kris Van Assche is having to compromise his artistic vision to sell his clothes to people who are increasingly conservative and afraid of originality. He’s not Bourgeois, you are. Kris Van Assche has to compete with a world of bloggers, and stylists who think they are fashion designers. Fashion.telegraph.co.uk.The Blurring Lines of Fashion.
“Another high-profile stylist, Rachel Zoe, has just announced her own fashion collection”. How banal. The article by Hillary Alexander goes on to talk about how this celebrity-turned fashion has emerged.
Plastic fashion. Plastic people.
We live in a world of plastic celebrity people, who have no substance. Now they are designing clothes and demand recognition, from a confused public.
Against this onslaught of plastic fashion from plastic designers, Kris Van Assche is toning down his artistic vision, so you will buy his label. This poor guy, has to compete with these plastic fashion designers. He is an artist, for godsake,but he has to compete with celebrity fashion designers. The dumbing down of fashion.
Kris Van Assche is regarded as one of the new Antwerp Six, which consists of Olivier Theyskens, Bruno Pieters, Maison Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, and Ann Demeulemeestar.
The original Antwerp Six were at the vanguard of avant-garde fashion in the 1980’s.They were all graduates of the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, in Antwerp. They presented a distinct radical vision of fashion that is missing today. Kris Van Assche is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Art, Antwerp. He is an artist. He is a fashion designer. He is not a blogger or a style consultant.
Kris Van Assche for Fall 2011 is seemingly unperturbed by this new onslaught, and creates a new uniform that is wearable and will compete with the blogger/celebrity fashion designers. It infuses the suit with more volume. Letting out sleeves and modeling tops after a simple sweatshirt, essentials come together in a simple black. With larger than life jackets and tops as the collection’s focus, trousers get an easy straight cut while Van Asshe also debuts his new collection of bags in collaboration with Eastpak…..