A futuristic modern show space held the collection of Christopher Kane and his forward thinking line. The Scottish-born designer has recently given a 51% stake of his company away to luxury conglomerate PPR, this has provided him with financial security and therefore more creative room to experiment with his clothes – and how this showed.
Anna Wintour’s tortoise shell sunglasses and Donatella Versace’s signature pout watched the first looks head down the runway, consisting of heavy utility coats accessorized with cobalt belts, trimmed with luxurious fur and placed over camouflaged mini-skirts.
Kane has taken the normally masculine camouflage print and interspersed it with more feminine hues of blue, taupe grey and lilac and placed heavy wool jumpers over thigh-skimming skirts and dresses creating an outstanding RTW collection.
Intricate stencil work dresses in deep reds, blacks and silvers were shown alongside other heavy embellishment including feather trimmed coats, jackets and dresses.
Backstage Kane told press that, “the brain works in mysterious ways” and we must hand it to the designer that no brain is more innovative than his. This brain theme continued as the image was spread over jumpers and silk shift dresses.
His dresses are always vibrant using unexpected materials and this did not stop for the AW collection, with jigsaw chiffon rectangles placed cleverly over one another to create a unique dress and skirt.
The final looks were made up of frayed tinsel layering in puffball skirts, large shoulders and a plunging v-neck dress in cobalt blue that we so wanted to touch. Models accessorized with patent ankle boots and chunky stilettos with a thick ankle strap.
Article by Victoria Higham
Images courtesy of Christopher Kane