Christopher Kane Kills It At London’s Fashion Week
Transforming a thing you loathe into something you love is a feat that requires something bordering on magic – so let’s just call it: Christopher Kane, you are a master magician.
A critical fave at London’s 2012 Fashion Week, Christopher Kane’s eponymous line was inspired by a serious of-rather unlikable characters, “the girls you hate at school,” hanging out together and bullying other boys and girls. If you’re thinking a vintage Heathers or Mean Girls – you’re on the right tack: feminine, cold, mean and ultimately dark. But Kane pulls it off with such light-hearted aplomb, it’s just hard not to love the look.
From cricket sweaters and short skirts, to cut-out embellished dresses – the focus is on the craft and the texture. Kane uses a diverse blend of Lurex yarn, brocades, knits and a widely praised and extraordinary “ghost fabric” (70 percent aluminum organza) that is so fine in it’s delicacy that it bordered on invisible. Layered and often-times anchored with floral appliqués, the effect was luxe and luminous.
All bullying aside, Kane’s 2012 collection’s mean girl holds a palpable place in your fashion-forward heart.