A gentle softness permeated the collection, with lightweight layers including sheer shirts, mesh jackets and super fine knits. The matt black anchor to the palette gave a gently gothic feel at the opening and close of the show, but grey, taupe and putty shades came through to soften that mood in the middle. Soft handle fabrics were crucial throughout in Kriss Van Assche’s most confident show yet for the label.
Sleeveless tops with long line tops and waistcoats worn over those gauzy knits. Trousers were loose fitting and similar to track pants when worn with hi-tops, while lightweight parkas added a sheen to the show and wide lapels were used on tailored jackets and biker jackets.
For more spring 10 menswear trends see issue of Drapers (June 27), which will feature a full report from Florence menswear show Pitti Uomo. Drapers (July 4) will feature an in-depth guide to the men’s catwalks.