This is going to be a tough summary. Christopher Kane for Spring Summer 2014 is a collection that quite literally took our breath away. When I say "our," I mean the entire audience. As each model took to the catwalk all I could hear were excited remarks, quick and deep intakes of breath and an audible "awww" from the surrounding crowd. Christopher Kane Spring Summer 2014 is a crowd pleaser.
I've included pictures of highlights from the entire collection herewith, however, I'd really like to focus in on what I found was the most beautiful and most interesting portion of the collection shown.
As you may have already seen, florals are a staple of spring summer. We've seen some sort of reference to florals in 9 out of ten collections this season. We saw the same at Kane, only this wasn't about showing actual flowers, which is why this is absolutely the most genius play on a trend I've ever seen. Christopher Kane's idea of florals is using the anatomy of flowers themselves. His pieces are scientific in nature. In short, his idea of a floral for spring is one that we have never seen before, it's also something that will most likely sell out before any other florals come springtime.
It's also worth mentioning that Kane definitely gets a thumbs up for best venue at London Fashion Week this season. Christopher Kane showcased the collection in an old warehouse in East London. The mirrored catwalk was laid out over two floors to accommodate hundreds of guests all wanting a first look at London's hottest designer. It was also announced today that Christopher Kane will be opening his first stand alone shop in London in the coming months. So a big day for the Kane crew, and one that will surely be remembered, and of course recreated on magazine covers and shoots once the winter passes. Yes, editors will love this collection as it will shoot like a dream!