Following his exit from Dior Homme after 11 years at the helm, Belgian designer Kris Van Assche has taken up a new position as the Creative Director at Berluti. His maiden collection for the French brand – a subsidiary of the LVMH group – in January 2019 will feature ready-to-wear apparel, shoes, leather goods and accessories. Van Assche, who succeeds Haider Ackermann in the role, said on his Instagram page: “I have always wanted to build bridges between the savoir-faire, the heritage of a house and my clear-cut contemporary vision. Antoine Arnault (Berluti CEO) 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.”