Runway Report: Christopher Kane Fall 2016

Punk met garden party glam met Scottish winters in an eclectic Christopher Kane’s FW16 collection that was all about the mix and match of intricacies, with models donning layers of watercolored and floral lace, shag knit cuffs and collars, and pierced, charmed and plumed suiting.

Gothic ‘K’ emblemed sweaters paired with daisy bloom brooches and pointed patent and ostrich plume ankled oxford flats, and longline dresses in steampunk stripes with crochet florals morphed into streaming ribbon separates dotted with a full garden of tactile tulip patches and tulle roses, in party dress collages that seemed an ode to art school days.

Oversized knits paired over silky slip dresses in moments of 90s grunge nostalgia, with another nod to his Scottish childhood and Kane’s late mother in colorful plastic headscarves opening up the show.

Deemed ‘lost and found,’ it was a show Kane dedicated to the eclectic and the recluse, unpacking her closet full of mix and match fashion memories in a way that felt fresh in a sea full of fashion shows. Ever the innovator, Kane once again proved to create a collection worth talking about

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Sarah Bertness is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer covering the arts, music, fashion and culture. She has a love for all things avant-garde, late night rock and roll, wanderlust, and a good dose of fringe and gold sequins. You can follow her musings on Twitter and Instagram @sarahbertness.