Kris Van Assche: shaped and shapeless

While fans of Kris Van Assche’s edgier, urbanite collections may have heaved sighs of disappointment when his Paris fashion week show came to a close, others were happily taking in the smart yet relaxed aesthetic. For fall 2011, Van Assche turned to suiting: but it wasn’t of the strictly tailored kind.

Jackets were often collar-less, or with high funnel necks. Exposed zips took the place of buttons. Pants were lightly relaxed, tucked in at the ankle. Loose and particularly cosy plays on the season’s camel coat were striking.

As always, accessories were also key for Van Assche in oversized cross-body bags, thin leather belts, and quirkily detailed casual leather shoes.

While less impacting as streetwear, Kris Van Assche’s fall 2011 collection brought something else: an alternative to corporate dressing that hints and casual cool, yet that can easily be adapted for the working man.

Click on the thumbnails below to see all the pictures, including many detail photos, from Kris Van Assche‘s autumn / winter 2011 / 2012 collection.