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As the first few looks went down the runway – crisp, minimalist, bright and clean – you could be forgiven for thinking Christopher Kane was suddenly all grown up. Embossed floral prints decorated white padded biker jackets and streamlined pencil skirts. Fabrics were folded origami style to create dramatic panels across jackets, skirts and blouses, and trouser suits were given an edge with swoosy wide legs. White soon progressed into a sickly bubblegum pink, but this was “sickly sweet” (Christopher Kane’s own words backstage) with a monsterous edge. Garments came fast and furious, spliced together with chunky exposed zips, giant origami bows were pinned to the chest with plastic bolts, while a purple Frankenstein print T-shirt teamed with a nude skirt offered a gentle nod to the horror flick theme. Minimalistic shapes gave way to yellow and pink ribbed plastic fuzz dresses that resembled the icing of a birthday cake, while pretty bow prints continued the saccharine vibe. As Kane’s models strode down the holographic runway their dresses refracted in a spectacular way. Brilliant, original and awe-inspiring, this was another stellar collection cementing Christopher’s position at the forefront of the London fashion scene.
Text: Holly Shackleton
Photography: Mitchell Sams
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