Following earlier reports of Haider Ackermann leaving Berluti and the subsequent rumours of Kris van Assche (having just left his post at Dior Homme) taking his place, we have some news: the rumours are true. Van Assche was confirmed as Ackermann’s successor this morning. On his appointment, he stated: “I have always wanted to build bridges between the savoir-faire, the heritage of a house and my clear-cut contemporary vision. Antoine Arnault spoke to me of his ambitions for Berluti and it is with great pleasure that I accept this new challenge which fits perfectly with my own will and vision.”
He is set to show his first collection for the house in January 2019 at Paris Men’s Fashion Week, which gives him ample time to determine which direction to take the brand. Congrats Kris and we look forward to January already!
Image via Hollywood Reporter.