Christopher Kane teams up with Donatella Versace on Versus accessories relaunch
Christopher Kane has collaborated with his mentor, Donatella Versace, on the relaunch of the Versus accessories line. The British designer has designed a capsule collection of handbags, footwear and jewellery, which was unveiled at Milan Fashion Week yesterday. Originally begun by Donatella's late brother, Gianni Versace, in 1989, Kane has referred to his work as "tough and glamour, effervescent and rock 'n' roll."
Accessories including structured leather bags, featuring metal detail, gladiator-style heavy heels, and glitzy evening bags were showcased for the first time. This will be followed up by a womenswear collection in 2010.
It isn't the first time that Kane has worked with the Italian house, he previously consulted on a Atelier Couture collection. Could this be the start of something new?