Christopher Kane, the label, was launched in 2006. It began almost immediately upon Kane’s graduation from Central Saint Martins, capitalising on the success of his award winning MA collection that had already garnered much media attention. Christopher Kane has quickly matured and grown to become one of the powerhouse labels of British fashion with one of the biggest international profiles. His design philosophy comes from an abstract and personal approach, defined by a mood or a feeling and often comprises elements of autobiography.
“Crash and repair” is the name of Christopher Kane's SS16 collection. The "crash" element of the collection displayed itself in spray-paint prints, jagged cut-outs and chaotic patchworking of acid lace, Perspex, embroidered panels and fringing. The "repair", meanwhile, seemed to be in the very bringing together of old and new, such as the placing of the signature safety buckle now across trainers and a novel use of cable ties signalling the start of a new focus in accessories.
Photos courtesy of London Fashion Week