Kris Van Assche has announced his intention to close his own label.
The 39-year-old Belgian designer decided to take a break from his KRISVANASSCHE house, founded in Paris in 2004, to focus more on his role of creative director at Dior.
“Times are tough for independent labels,” he said in an interview to 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.”
He added, “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.”