Continuing our series of show reviews, here’s a major highlight for us- the Christopher Kane AW’15 collection. Unfailingly bold, innovative, modern, challenging; and yet always utterly elegant. Much of what the frontline British designers do seems focussed on redefining femininity, and Kane appears to take that mission very seriously.
This collection is all about sex and sensuality, yet it remains utterly sophisticated, refined and subtle. This is what makes it so fresh. Sheerness is utterly elegant in Kane’s hands. These huge nudes, sinuously encompassing dresses, are obvious and yet also romantic. Nothing is gratuitous. Blossoming graphic florals, oversized ruffles and sensuous ‘touch me’ textures deliver a strong and impactful variation on the classic feminine lexicon. I want to be this woman.