Back to the Future With Christopher Kane
Christopher Kane dedicated his Spring 2015 collection to the late Louise Wilson, the Central Saint Martins professor who died earlier this year. As a former student of the MA programme, Kane owed a lot to Wilson, and the fitting tribute looked back to his past collections under her tutelage, in a colour palette that was limited mostly to black and bordeaux with touches of cornflower blue and beige.
Besides his focus in terms of colour, Kane's offering for Spring was as diverse as ever. If we were to narrow it down, there were three main concepts. First, ropes adorned sheer tops, wound around gowns, or wrapped around models' bodies functioning as a belt. Next, tulle seemed to explode out of cocktail dresses and jackets. Lastly, metal bars served both as a decorative element and clever way to layer organza over fluid silk dresses.
Alongside his ready-to-wear, Kane showed sleek leather bags for the second time. And on the day of the show, it was also announced that the designer will launch a collaboration with Nars cosmetics for Spring 2015. Thanks to the investment from luxury goods conglomerate Kering, Kane's business is successfully evolving into a complete lifestyle brand. But with his collection today and an homage to Wilson, he definitely managed to merge both worlds by staying true to his creative roots whilst taking us once more to the future of fashion.