After 11 years, Belgian fashion designer Kris Van Assche is leaving Dior Homme.

After eleven years at Dior Homme, my mind and heart filled with experiences, I am leaving this beautiful house to pursue new challenges. I wish to thank Bernard Arnault for the trust he placed in me, Sidney Toledano and Serge Brunschwig for their warm welcome at Dior and their continuous support during all those years of collaboration.” – said Kris Van Assche

Kim Jones, who exited his role as men’s artistic director at Louis Vuitton in January, is going to replace Kris Van Assche as new Creative Director at Dior Homme.

I am deeply honored to join the house of Dior, a symbol of the ultimate elegance. I would like to warmly thank Bernard Arnault and Pietro Beccari for their trust in giving me this incredible opportunity. I am committed to create a modern and innovative male silhouette built upon the unique legacy of the house.” – said Kim Jones.

Kim will present his first collection for Dior Homme next June, during Paris Fashion Week.