Runway Review: Christopher Kane Spring 2015

This season, Christopher Kane’s show was about more than showcasing his ensembles. As a former Saint Martins student of the late Professor Louise Wilson, his collection was influenced by her presence in his life, and her passing. Revisiting ropes – a detail he was drawn to in his student collections while studying beneath her – the jackets that made their way down the catwalk were formed of nautical zigzag lines, and his silky grey slip dresses brought in at the waist by rope belts. Perhaps not coincidentally, the whole collection was mature, sophisticated rather than whimsical.

But don’t be fooled. Grown-up, yes, but not sombre or predictable. As ever, the designer brought newness to the catwalk, from tulle peeping underneath hems to sheer panels and singular leather sleeves. A fresh take and a tribute, Kane’s was an inspiring collection.

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Sarah is a Freelance Journalist and is based in London. She has worked for Cosmopolitan UK magazine, The Times Magazine, Glamour, Fabulous and Cosmopolitan.co.uk, among others. She also blogs on the Huffington Post and has an interiors website (www.homelyhub.com).