Its been a year and a half since he dressed the graduating runway for CSM with the freshest looks I have seen in years. Something truly new. Something with an undeniably deep inspiration and someone with an instinct that fashion eyes are keeping close tabs on. With only 3 seasons under his belt, Christopher Kane has made it very clear that he is one of the leading designers of our generation, at only 24 years old. Introducing himself with his deliciously colored 90’s inspired bondage dresses, finished with an impeccable attention to detail for Spring 07, he had me in awe. Where would he go next, how would he translate this aesthetic into the next season, and there came Fall 2007, another shocker! Not what I expected but so sexy and exciting still.
The combinations of fabrics included leather, velvet, metallic details and over-sized gemstones with a Victorian inspiration; still a feeling of that 90’s nostalgia. It was flirty, but serious and sophisticated. And now here we are for Spring 08 with yet another beautifully calculated collection and yet another surprise. Using snake skin printed chiffon frou frou juxtaposed with tattered denims he was able to continuously portray this super sexy, feminine but dangerous woman.
This change of track that he has taken his bystanders on has been able to maintain one constant factor of the equation, the Christopher Kaness of it all. Its so early in his career to say something like this but his range of exploration has proven that his name will only continue to grow and influence the future and history of fashion.