INSPIRATION: Mr Kane arrived as his collection via a pretty diverse selection of references; crack dens, Trainspotting, lava lamps and pencil cases. Oh and SodaStream.
TOP LOOKS: The silhouette was focused on simple, and rather elegant column dress silhouettes, but Kane reinterpreted this via a plethora of mind-boggling textures and materials; iridescent pailettes, squiggled lava lamp liquid plastics and ombré organzas.
WHO WAS THERE: Alexa Chung, Daphne Guinness, Daisy Lowe, Yasmin Le Bon, Anna Wintour.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: Christopher Kane's talent is in his stomach wrenching ability to jolt the senses and challenge the norms of what's tasteful. Speaking to us after the show the softly spoken Scotsman said "I always try to include a bit of edge, there needs to be some spike in my collections". This season he did exactly this with the bubbling liquids of a lava lamp, that relic of 70s decor. The impossible plastic fabrics were turned on their head, and the result was utterly covetable, even elegant. This was Kane at his best; quietly rebellious, and unselfconscious and uncompromising in setting his own creative agenda.
Chritopher Kane, a/w 2011-12
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