So there we have it. Let’s end the rumour mill. Hedi Slimane will indeed be leaving Dior Homme and his replacement is the Belgian designer, Kris Van Assche. This probably won’t be such a surprise for most but what I’m interested in is whether Dior Homme fans are loyal to Dior Homme or to Mr Slimane. I’m thinking it may be the latter and looking at some of these 10 rules of style according to Kris Van Assche in the April issue of Details, surely we can expect some dramatic changes at Dior Homme which begs the question – will you guys follow Dior Homme or go with Slimane to his pastures new?
‘Jeans aren’t my thing. My version of jeans are baggy black pants.’
Oh my lord, could it be I may never have to witness two guys battling it out during sales over a pair of Dior Homme jeans?
‘The Belle Epoque was such a stylish time for men – it was all about bow ties and hats. You can’t go back to that but you can draw inspiration from it.’
Well, makes an elegant change from the London underground rock scene.
‘If you asked me a year ago which colour I would never use, I would have said yellow. But the inspiration of my spring show had a slight eighties feel – American Gigolo – so there was a lot of yellow and red. Never say never.’
By jove, there may be COLOUR!
‘Jonny Depp and Vanessa Paradis are the coolest couple on Earth. He’s the only guy who can make funny glasses look cool.’
A far cry from Slimane’s admiration/obsession with Pete Doherty but there you go, different folks, different strokes!