Christopher Kane S/S 2017

Christopher Kane S/S 2017

Mood board: Faux fur and floral cut-outs opened Christopher Kane’s 10 year anniversary show at London’s Tate Britain, which was sprinkled with hits from the past decade. Embracing the British ‘Make Do and Mend’ mentality, Kane’s original lace tube dresses were back in business, along with their gilt metal loops. So too was a metallic series of Lurex knits and slightly disco knife pleated skirts, while the designer’s early mood boards were snapped and repurposed as photo prints. However, in spite of the nods to Kane’s back catalogue, everything on the runway felt new and now.

Best in show: Kane’s black hardware hinged dresses that had an Eighties edge to them, followed by a particularly precious jewelled chain mail skirt that was studded with recently unearthed rocks. Here’s hoping that mix-matched crystals are picking up where the recent trend for wood and ceramic buttons left off – who couldn’t do with some healing to go.

Finishing touches: The designer went heavy on the jewellery for spring, with his models, bags and even shoes dripping with shiny trinkets; cue rock crystal drop earrings that also adorned the show’s plastic Crocs. Take note: Kane is about to do for Crocs what Vetements recently did for Champion.

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