Kris Van Assche Says Do What You Are Good At

Kris Van Assche | Photo: Bruno Staub

A decade ago, Kris Van Assche wanted nothing more than to have his own fax number. Today, the Belgian-born designer is a fixture of the Paris menswear establishment at the creative helm of both Dior Homme and his own brand, which, this season, celebrates 10 years in business.

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The Creative Class | Nicolas Ouchenir, Calligrapher

Nicolas Ouchenir | Photo: Noel Manalili

Nicolas Ouchenir set up his calligraphy practise eleven years ago in a former Parisian butchery. Today, the charming man of letters creates some of the most coveted invitations in the world for leading fashion and luxury brands.

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The Creative Class | Marie Chaix, Stylist

Marie Chaix | Photo: Ezra Petronio

The versatile Marie Chaix has become one of the fashion industry’s most in-demand stylists, working with leading magazines and helping to define the Proenza Schouler woman. In a rare interview, the reserved Chaix spoke to BoF about her personal and professional trajectory.

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The Creative Class | David Vivirido & Francesco Sourigues, Editors and Publishers

Francesco Sourigues and David Vivirido | Source: Courtesy

With more guts than experience, David Vivirido and Francesco Sourigues left London to start a provocative men’s fashion magazine, Hercules. Eight years later, they prepare to launch Vamp, a new, subversive and sexy title for women.

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The Creative Class | Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag, Art Directors

Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag of M/M (Paris) | Photo: Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag of acclaimed graphic design duo M/M (Paris) speak to BoF about their professional journey and inventing the unique visual vocabulary that has become an indelible part of fashion.

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Behind Public School’s Second Coming

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School | Source: Courtesy

The ascent of New York menswear label Public School hasn’t been the bump-free upward glide that their much-buzzed-about status would suggest. BoF sat down with designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, and stylist Eugene Tong, whose expert touch has helped put the young label’s fresh mix of sportswear and tailoring on the fashion radar, to discuss the brand’s rebirth.

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The Creative Class | Joseph Dirand, Architect

Joseph Dirand | Photo: Adrien Dirand

Joseph Dirand likes to live fast and furiously. He is as obsessive about food as he is about music and wouldn’t mind being a woman. Along the way, the architect, an admitted control freak, has redefined our expectations of what a successful fashion retail experience should be.

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The Creative Class | Pamela Golbin, Curator

Pamela Golbin | Photo: Jaime Rubiano

BoF sat down with Pamela Golbin, chief curator of the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, located in the Palais du Louvre in Paris, and learnt about her puzzling love of planes, nerdy obsession with problem-solving and how serendipity, vision and a MacGyver-like gift for improvising are essential to working under the same roof as the Mona Lisa.

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