Christopher Kane is probably one of the most tactile designers at London Fashion Week. Developing on his signature play on plasticity and maneuvering synthetic fabrics to feel luxurious, fall/winter 2014 saw an array of new techniques. Sheets of cascading fabric moved in the wind like the turning pages of a book while dark synthetic material rustled like rain as models walked down the runway.
It was all a clever play on contrast. As suggested in the set (black walls with a harsh contrasting white light running through the derelict office at the Strand), the collection witnessed the pairing of unlikely opposites. Baby doll dresses had polyurethane accents to give an element of athleticism, oversized Le Smoking jackets cropped above the waistline were paired with pencil trousers and patent tops were mixed with a luxurious touch of fur.
For the first time, Kane also introduced holographic floral prints and a new sleeve that resembled the movement of folding paper - all part of the designer's kooky aesthetic.
With plenty of new ideas of offer, the models were kept plain like blank canvases while the colour palette was largely monochromatic with hints of highlighter green, yellow and pink.
Time and time again, Christopher Kane has proven to have found new ways of dressing luxury in an imaginative and urban way. It is indeed a strength to be so hands-on especially when everything you touch turns to gold.
Christopher Kane Fashion Show Ready To Wear Collection Spring Summer 2014
Christopher Kane Fashion Show Ready To Wear Collection Fall Winter 2013
Christopher Kane Fashion Show Ready To Wear Collection Spring Summer 2013