By veronique | February 19, 2013
TAGGED AS Autumn Winter 13/14, AW 13/14, camouflage, camouflage prints, Christopher Kane, Embroidery, Fashion, Fashion Week, Feathers, Gothic, London Fashion Week, MRI Scans, PPR, Prints, Veronique Geiger
I know I know it feels like he can do no wrong but when you pay homage to MRI Scans and the result is a collection with endless detail there really is nothing to fault him for! There was the slight concern that the pressure of his company’s recent acquisition would cause him to buckle but it seems to be quite the opposite. Fueled by French luxury conglomerate PPR’s recent investment—this collection marks the start of Kane’s liftoff. One can only hope that the rumors of this investment to include Christopher Kane boutiques and a more accessible line are true.
The Gothic theme prevails but what was more impressive than anything was the level of detail within the collection. I honestly can not find the words to express the emotions that this collection evoke in me. First came camouflage prints with patent kilt buckles. Followed by a series of burgundy and navy dresses, panels of velvet delicately strung together by braid – my personal favorite within the collection. This was followed by a series of silky feathers sprouting along the seams and used to embroider patterns. There was enough information in this collection to create 3 or 4 collections – the sheer number of ideas is impressive enough in itself. Christopher Kane continues to be one of my favorite designers of all time and I look forward to seeing him grow with the backing of PPR.