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Christopher KaneSpring Summer 2015 London

Runway Review
9/15/2014 Marina Izilova/TeamFWP

Last year, it was all about flowers for Christopher Kane, but this season splashes of tulle and rope motifs ruled the runway. His collection for Spring was much more formal than his past lineups, with a much more discreet showing of frills and decorative details than so many of the other London assortments. The young Scottish phenom dedicated the offerings to late professor Louise Wilson, who bore witness to the looks Kane created while getting his Master's at Central Saint Martin: the same ensembles which informed his recently-debuted works.

Rope was colorful and embroidered onto sheer underlay tops, dresses and jackets, a high-waist pleated skirt, the spaghetti straps of a feminine dress, and a sheer, calf-length tulle frock. A black transparent number with the detail in tri-tone on the bodice and in monotone on the skirt on Leila Nda was undeniably sultry, while crisscross straps on a frothy design created that charming mix of hard and soft elements. A long-sleeve, see-through LBD closed the show in full-on sizzle.

Tulle emerged on the peplum bottom of a collarless jacket, the bubbling high neck and tuft on a mini skirt of a silky set, the hem and collarbone details of a leg-baring frock, and a skirt paired with a girlish peplum top. It also hung languidly from metal bar-accented skirts and the off-the-shoulder sleeves of a smooth satin dress. These looks definitely extended Kane's frontiers far beyond the expanse of his already well-known talent.

Pleats are intrinsic to the brand and were flounced and tucked on a black office-appropriate jacket, mini skirts, and the molded bodice of a strapless LWD. Authoritative and showy: they brought the collection together in power and unity. Kane should definitely be glad to have created such a memorable collection.

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9/15/2014 Marina Izilova/TeamFWP

Last year, it was all about flowers for Christopher Kane, but this season splashes of tulle and rope motifs ruled the runway. His collection for Spring was much more formal than his past lineups, with a much more discreet showing of frills and decorative details than so many of the other London assortments. The young Scottish phenom dedicated the offerings to late professor Louise Wilson, who bore witness to the looks Kane created while getting his Master's at Central Saint Martin: the same ensembles which informed his recently-debuted works.

Rope was colorful and embroidered onto sheer underlay tops, dresses and jackets, a high-waist pleated skirt, the spaghetti straps of a feminine dress, and a sheer, calf-length tulle frock. A black transparent number with the detail in tri-tone on the bodice and in monotone on the skirt on Leila Nda was undeniably sultry, while crisscross straps on a frothy design created that charming mix of hard and soft elements. A long-sleeve, see-through LBD closed the show in full-on sizzle.

Tulle emerged on the peplum bottom of a collarless jacket, the bubbling high neck and tuft on a mini skirt of a silky set, the hem and collarbone details of a leg-baring frock, and a skirt paired with a girlish peplum top. It also hung languidly from metal bar-accented skirts and the off-the-shoulder sleeves of a smooth satin dress. These looks definitely extended Kane's frontiers far beyond the expanse of his already well-known talent.

Pleats are intrinsic to the brand and were flounced and tucked on a black office-appropriate jacket, mini skirts, and the molded bodice of a strapless LWD. Authoritative and showy: they brought the collection together in power and unity. Kane should definitely be glad to have created such a memorable collection.


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