Thursday, 18 September 2008

LFW: Christopher Kane


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I don't think there is anyone left that might be reading this blog who doesn't know Christopher Kane. With the number of awards, accreditations and praise he has received it is hard to believe he graduated from St. Martins only TWO years ago. (Aside from which he designed the costumes for Kylie's 2 Hearts video, which can be seen here, and is the reason for my song choice.)

For the new season he has moved away from fluorescently restrictive bandage dresses (SS '07) and experiments with denim and snakeskin (SS '08). It's easy to see that Kane's ethos is to symbiotically combine expertly precise technical ability with unexpected fabric and patterning to create something unique. In this way continuity can be seen in his collections, despite their diversity.

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