Kris Van Assche rolled up his sleeves and delivered a sartorial ode to “men who work with their hands.” His black, white and gray lineup was awash with workwear references. Models — their hands were blackened as if they had been shoveling coal — wore jackets in thick linens. sometimes belted and with leather aprons peeking out. Crisp, short-sleeved shirts worn with pleated pants had a Mr. Fix-It feel, as did paint-spattered chinos and sweatshirts. This sure-footed collection felt like a labor of love.

Kris Van Assche rolled up his sleeves and delivered a sartorial ode to “men who work with their hands.” His black, white and gray lineup was awash with workwear references. Models — their hands were blackened as if they had been shoveling coal — wore jackets in thick linens. sometimes belted and with leather aprons peeking out. Crisp, short-sleeved shirts worn with pleated pants had a Mr. Fix-It feel, as did paint-spattered chinos and sweatshirts. This sure-footed collection felt like a labor of love.

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