Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Life after Dior Homme

After leaving the house of Dior, Hedi Slimane focused on his photography and went on to hold several exhibition. Hedi is rumoured to sign a new contract with LVMH for a new label under his own name but this has yet to be confirmed by Hedi himself. As for Kris Van Assche, he went on to set up his own label (http://www.krisvanassche.com/) and his new label is well received by the fashion world. Lucas Ossendrijver is currently appointed as the designer of the fashion house of Lanvin (http://www.lanvin.com/) and he has since helped Alber Elbaz with the revival of the fashion house. Nicolas Andreas Taralis went on to design for Cerruti but it is only for one collection. It was rumoured that he has left the fashion house and not a single piece of his collection was ever produced for commercial release. Nonetheless, Nicolas is creating his own label now (http://www.nicolasandreastaralis.com/). As for Martijn Bal, he joined the Italian label Verri Uomo(http://www.verriuomo.com/) for a short period after he left Dior. He left in 2005 to set up his own label (http://www.martynbal.com/).

They have all left us a very good memory of Dior Homme...I sincerely wish all of them a wonderful success in their own career...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

If anyone is interested, do go to Hong Kong Joyce to take a look at Taralis' Cerruti. There are only a very few pieces on the rack e.g. one white shirt, 2-3 jackets, 2 leather jackets, 1 pair of trousers only. Good cut, good quality, but this is one and the only one collection of Taralis.

monsieur AG said...

Oh really? I thought his collection was not produced at all...

Anonymous said...

bonjour,
was reading your inacurate page about masterminds at dior homme. hedi S. always designed by himself as everyone knows.
his team was purely technical, but had no saying at all on design, and global aesthetic. hedi designed any single detail of it all, stores included. i knew well people working there.
xSophie

monsieur AG said...

Hi Sophie

I did not say anything about how involved they are in Hedi's work because i got no idea at all. The only thing that i am sure and what everyone knows is that these people were assisting Hedi at Dior Homme. Whether or not, if they have any say in the designs is not important. The important fact is that these people are great designers :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, that's what the Joyce sales said about Taralis Cerruti as well, that it was rumoured it wasn't even produced at all. But eventually it did.

The items are veryvery limited, and few items e.g. cummerbund (hkd 4k)and the tie(3k hkd) are priced rather steep. To the die-hard YSL/Solitaire/Red fans, the pants and the blazers are much to your liking: short tight sleeves and very tight pants. A 46 Cerruti is like a 44 DH.

I have read articles bashing Taralis' Cerruti as not original but a dead replica of Hedi early DH works; but as stand alone pieces, they not only are reminsicent of early DH/YSL, but also of the golden era when both design and fabric quality were much much better executed than the rather disappointing latter half of Hedi's DH era.

monsieur AG said...

thanks alot for the wonderful information...i do think his designs are good...its unfortunate that he is not designing at the moment

Don said...

Who is going to lead Dior Homme from now on?

monsieur AG said...

for your information, it is Kris Van Assche

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