Christopher Kane's model army at London Fashion Week
It's been a busy time for Christopher Kane, who signed up with luxury fashion company PPR back in January who now own 51% of the companies shares. Was this going to make an ounce of difference to what we could expect to see on the catwalk from the directional and most high profile designer on the London Fashion Week schedule? No of course not.
The Autumn / Winter 2013 show which took place yesterday at London Fashion Week to a glowing red backdrop, kicked off with masculine tailored outerwear with oversized buckle detailing and Russian style fur on feature collars and trims. Then came the camo print. And lots of it. In a luxe jacquard type texture, army print came in a warm red and burnt orange colour palette combined with authentic feel furs. Shapes remained sleek, sharp and somewhat masculine whilst the camo jacquard went to muted neautral tones, through to luxe dark tonal blues and then traditional khakis.
One of Chritsopher Kane's (many) talents, is their ability to include a variety of feels, styles and product types within one show yet maintaining a feel of cohesiveness and a common theme threading through. The rich red camo jacquard led on to McQueen style ornate fitted lace in victoriana neck shapes and delicate detailing. Velvet was introduced here contrasted with sheer modern feel lace cut outs.
Always excelling when it comes to embellishment, the show came to a close with 3D decoration against sheers and some of the most beautiful embellishment we've seen. Christopher Kane has done it again. See the show for yourself in the vid below.