Christopher Kane Fall Winter 2013

I could never quite understand why PPR (the company that owns Gucci and a bunch of other fancy brands) decided to buy Christopher Kane, although the best reasoning I heard was that it was likely a cheap acquisition. If it works out, they will buy more small brands, which are cheaper than buying and re-launching old brands. If it doesn’t work out, then the money they spent was probably just pocket change, so no big deal. But that still doesn’t explain why they chose Christopher Kane, which to me is a brand that is quite tacky. I am sure these dresses are expensive, but few of them look expensive in a good way. His brand is always a mish mash of cheap-looking embellishments and weird cuts that would look ghastly on 99% of the population. But given they are a PPR brand now, I suppose less than 1% of the population will be able to afford it, anyway.

I love…

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stunning appliqués. This is what he spent PPR’s money on.

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a sweatshirt appliqued with flowers.

I loathe…

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the discreet but very unflattering imbalance in this silhouette. The wide sleeve and large shoulders do not work with the small waist and short hem.

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that this reminds me of what they sell in the cheesy goth fashion stores.

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when a garment is made to be deliberately unflattering. In this case, a coat that is far too wide.

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a very cheap looking dress.

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the brain dress.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Jasper

    i miss his ultra 90s flower power collection

  • Dimitar

    They give him the money and he adds what? Fur. I couldn’t stop myself from laughing when I saw that much fur. I mean.. do you really use the resources PPR has for fur? But may be the budget wasn’t quite that big bearing in mind how limited to fabrics the show was. Too many looks with not that many ideas. One word – boring.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Yes, I noticed all the fur. It doesn’t feel right, he just isn’t a fur brand, and that was demonstrated by his unoriginal fur designs. Plus he will probably piss off all the British vegetarians, who probably make up a small portion of his clientele.

  • Dimitar

    This was exactly why I was so surprised to see fur. Because he doesn’t do it :D And I don’t understand how something as ugly as camouflage would return to the fashion scene. I don’t really dread any trend from the past (I love the big shoulders, I love overalls, etc) but the camouflage.. I do. :D

  • http://www.imtheitgirl.com/ anya

    Some of it looks like it could be Forever 21.

  • Nat

    I hated it.