Christopher Kane Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 19, 2016
Scottish designer Christopher Kane has developed quite the showmanship reputation over the last decade, and his 10th anniversary spring show at the Tate Britain museum was comparable to a showcase of all his very best looks—with the addition of foam Croc shoes studded with unpolished gems at the feet.
Letting go of his obsession with science, Kane ventured into a DIY mode, adopting the “Make Do and Mend” mantra of British wartime efficiency. Note the safety pins, a classic Kane accessory, that held in place the geometric print tops layered over floral motif skirts, printed coats and oversized knit cardigans and dresses. Opening with “road kill” furs that looked straight out of a thrift shop, the collection featured equally as quirky sheer animal-print coats with slashed sleeves and embroidered black leather and leopard prints that boasted a marbleized effect.
Cardigans and coats, meanwhile, were pierced with metal rings and, just for a big of intrigue, Kane used sprays of metallic fabric to keep purposefully-cut windows on jersey gowns from being X-rated.