Christopher Kane Spring Summer 2013

Christopher Kane’s show started with some white dresses and separates that were both wearable and interesting, but not on brand. If I was going to shop chic white suits, I wouldn’t go to Kane. In fact, I don’t think I can really put a finger onto what Christopher Kane is about. This collection had romantic laces, Chanel-esque suits, delicate, feminine fabrics, and weird plastic noodle textiles, most of it which was very nice. But last season it was dark swirly fabrics and heavy tailoring, the season before it was plastic flowers and gaudy prints. The only guarantee at his shows is dresses and weird textiles, but as far as I am concerned, that isn’t enough to make a brand. If it weren’t for the support from the British Fashion Council and the income from Versus, I don’t think this brand (or lack of brand) would be around for long.

I love…

London, catwalk, runway show, spring summer 2013, Christopher Kane

the folded strips of fabric down the front of this suit.

London, catwalk, runway show, spring summer 2013, Christopher Kane

the interesting use of delicate volume in this dress.

London, catwalk, runway show, spring summer 2013, Christopher Kane

a really cool, noodle-y fabric.

London, catwalk, runway show, spring summer 2013, Christopher Kane

little leather jackets that mean business.

I loathe…

London, catwalk, runway show, spring summer 2013, Christopher Kane

when you ruin a perfectly good little outfit with loads of black tape. This is very bad design and idiotic.

All images from Vogue.com.

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