Christopher Kane's purple haze at London Fashion Week AW12
The room was a buzz at Christopher Kane this morning, and whilst the show ran late, the fashion crowd barely noticed as they cooed over the purple carpeted catwalk that had been scented with lavender. Fashion Week favourites Alexa Chung and Anna Wintour took their seats on the FROW as the models began their journey down the longest catwalks we've seen this season.
Kane's keen eye for detail reflected in delicate lilac printed leathers and oversized flocked florals. Black leather piping embellishment appeared on hems everywhere, giving a grunge feel to the heavily print inspired collection - tree bark and leopard prints added to the look. The collection challenged the senses and was a veritable mix of fabrics, including crushed velvet, pinstriped fur and silk, presented in a uniform of royal hues from purples, reds, midnight blues and lots of black.
Leather collars and sleeves transformed prettier pieces into unique, rock and roll pieces which echoed in the collection and even in the hair and make-up (hair was glossy but grunge, whilst make-up consisted of glowing skin and strong eyebrows). The clothes all had their own distinctive personalities, from the incredibly luxe pillar box red printed dress to the incredibly cool knitwear and skirts combo, Kane's AW12 collection would suit any girls tastes.
The finale was simply stunning, with all of the models taking to that long, lavender catwalk for one last turn in their towering heels (black, obviously).