London Fashion Week: Christopher Kane S/S ‘14
Christopher Kane has always had completely fresh ideas every season, and hasn’t failed to please us with his amazing spring summer 2014 collection, in our opinion his best to date. His aim for the collection was to put a completely new spin on florals claiming; “FLORALS are done to death, so I never want them to look like anyone else’s.” While we have seen a floral overload on the catwalks over the last two weeks, it’s safe to say that Kane has put a whole new scientific perspective on them.
Opening the show with fresh petal shaped cut out dresses in floral prints and lilac pastels he added a metallic twist, lining each cut out section with fantastic metallic trims. These added an amazing seductive twist to the midi length dresses in which Kane wanted to reveal and correlate with how a women’s and a flowers reproductive systems are so similar. He certainly caught our eye with his unique inspirational ideas.
As the show moved on, an array of sleek sheer panelled dresses and metallic masterpieces shined down the catwalk, covering the skin in subtlety revealing way. Cleverly covering up is certainly a trend we can expect to see next spring! However, the iconic looks from the show have to be the scientific flower diagram dresses. Showing the anatomy of a flower in printed layers, laser cut metallics and bold pop art style diagrams had us seriously lusting after this collection before the show even finished! The contrast of the bold organs of the flower with the monochrome arrows and sheer white fabric created such a visual treat; the attention to details certainly made this one the best collections we’ve seen at London fashion week.
Feature: Robyn Egerton