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Berluti Men’s Fall 2019

Way to make an entrance: 10 months after taking the helm at Berluti, Kris Van Assche showed his debut collection for the luxury label on Friday against the opulent backdrop of the Palais Garnier in Paris, in front of an audience presided by Bernard Arnault.
To say the stakes were high is an understatement. Van Assche was the only designer from last year’s game of musical chairs at parent company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton that had yet to showcase his creations on the runway, after Kim Jones at Dior, Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton and Hedi Slimane at Celine.
Those who have followed his career, including his recent 11-year tenure as creative director of Dior Homme, were in for a surprise. Known for opening his shows with a signature black suit, Van Assche instead nodded to Berluti’s roots in footwear by bowing with a brown leather suit hand-dyed to mirror the luxury label’s patinas.
Those dyes also seeped into the color palette of the collection, with models ascending the sweeping staircase of the 19th-century opera house decked in flamboyant reds, pinks, yellows, blues and greens.
“If my previous work always started with a black suit, I can definitely say that here it starts

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