Runway Report: Christopher Kane AW18

“My clothes are there to empower women. It’s always about empowerment for me and about that beautiful, almost Hollywood glamour.” Christopher Kane commented when asked about his seductive show. Mr. Kane focused on sensuality and feminine wiles for his Fall 2018 theme. A collection based on French lace, silk, satin, velvet, and patent leather all constructed into lady-like and semi-sexy shapes.

A vinyl slip dress with lace pattern and diamante bib design was followed by a plunging lace bodice, tucked into a lace skirt and trimmed in boudoir feathers. A favorite was a nude nightdress, covered in art deco illustrations, backpack-like feather straps, and red trim. The colors ranged from red, black and nude; a slim palette but it worked given the subject matter.

Some may say it was too risque, others may differ calling it ‘needed’ during these turbulent times. We say, the more lace the better! After all, empowering ourselves to feel confident and sexy is something that we are all entitled to.

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji