PARIS (AP) — It was cosmic musing for Dior Homme's Kris Van Assche, who injected a space-age fiber into the house's DNA of fitted black suit, white shirt and black tie.
A sanitized all-white set saw elegantly suited, droid-like gentlemen file by in Saturday's fall-winter 2013 menswear show with galactic high collars, and super high buckled waists. They cut the torso in half — against a palette of lab white, luminous deep midnight blue as well as gray and black.
Though at times there was a slight feel of vintage Pierre Cardin — the collection's starting point was apparently the sci-fi movie "Gattaca," in which humans are genetically modified to be better prepared for the future.
One result of this futurist exploration was the businessman as superhero.
As it happens, the other result was also one of the stronger shows the Belgian designer has done in a while.
"The first silhouettes look Wall Street. But little by little you understand that they are not so classic. There is a secret about them," Van Assche told The Associated Press backstage.