Christopher Kane Carries London SS09 Fashion Week

“Last season’s oversized sequins had grown into even bigger circles of chiffon and leather that rippled like scales around the models or created scalloped contours down their bodies to oscillating – and very short – hemlines. Nude, plus orange and pink, saffron and peach, the colours of summer 2009, meant this was steamy as ever – Kane’s women aren’t shy – but body con under-layers meant that the nipples he insisted on showing off this time last year were kept safely under wraps this time around.” – Dolly Jones

Louise Wilson, MA course director at Central Saint Martins, where Kane trained, also gave him full marks: “He’s a professional – he does something different every time and he does it so well,” she said. “So often you see ideas that simply aren’t done well and Chris does it right. I remember when he first bought his graduate collection into the studio – I’ve still got the Polaroids – that was a fashion moment.”