Runway Report: Christopher Kane SS17

Christopher Kane celebrated 10 years showing at London Fashion Week with a collection that celebrated his design history, while moving forward with his ever-bold woman that pushes all the style boundaries. Opening with a mish-mash of retro florals appliques, abstract lines, animal prints and color-blocked tweed, in midi-length skirts and layered up silhouettes. Marbled and mood board printed silks spoke to Kane’s London art school days at Central St Martens, while the Croc footwear and multi-layered tweed kept things grounded to his upbringing in the Scottish countryside.

“Looking back through ten years and taking the core DNA– like the rings and the lace – and remixing them in not just a nod to the past but taking it forward,” said Kane of the ‘Make Do and Mend’ SS17 collection. Suiting separates were deconstructed and re-seamed with grommets and rings which became chainmail and lacy layers paired with lurex knitwear and sweeping pleated asymmetrical evening wear for the fashion-forward.  Models donned slicked back hair and a subtle glossy, smoky eye, along with chunky stone jewelry that completed the clear statement – when it comes to Kane, more is more. And more is what Kane’s audience is left asking for. Bring on another 10 years.

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Sarah Bertness is the Editorial Manager of social shopping platform LIKEtoKNOW.it, covering the arts, music, fashion and culture from Dallas in her spare time. She has a love for public art, all things vinyl, antiquing, wanderlust, and a good dose of color blocking and print clashing. You can follow her travels and musings on Instagram @sarahbertness.