Earlier in the month, A MAGAZINE CURATED BY introduced its seventh issue, curated by none other than renowned Belgian fashion designer Kris Van Assche, who is currently at the helm of Dior Homme meanwhile designing his own collections in Paris. Along with the issue, A BLOG CURATED BY had a moment to catch up with Kris personally, to speak about his reflections on 2009 in a 10 question format.
…thoughts on curating his own magazine.
In the beginning, all these blank pages felt like a mountain of work, which it was, but in the end I had a hard time fitting everything in. I had a maquette of the lay out in my office in front of my desk, so for 2, 3 months I was constantly rethinking the whole thing… To be honest, I liked the exercise so much that I decided to launch my own magazine : “LONDERZEEL”, with my friend Barbara Polla, only 16 pages and on irregular basis, but a great platform to continue the reflection on identity and inspiring collaborations.
…proudest part of contributing to A MAGAZINE.
I am proud of the fact that all people involved are ‘des coups de coeur’ : no name dropping, just true mutual respect and admiration. Of course, once it was finished, I was ready for the next one, because of course one can always do better. It felt exactly the same as after a show.
The interview in its entirety can be found here.