Thursday, 14 June 2012

Christopher Kane

So I'm trying to try out more things with my blog to make it an all rounder fashion blog, not just a cliched 'what I'm wearing today' blog, instead incorporating profiles of current, past and future iconic designers of the industry, current fashion affairs, fashion and beauty tips and of course weekly high street picks... no blog would be complete without a list of their favourite obsessions!

So to kick things off, I couldn't resist a write up on Scottish designer Christopher Kane. After reading about him in this months Elle issue, I was intrigued by his relationship with older sister Tammy and how together they managed to transform an incredible, raw talent for detail into such a successful business, when the dream could have perished away after the death of their father. It's this strong relationship that is applaudable to the brands success.

After graduating from Central Saint Martins, where he spent his spare time interning with Giles Deacon and Russell Sage, Christopher set up his own label. His love of detail, more specifically different forms of embellishment, soon became his signature style. This passion for detail is something which can be seen through any of his collections; it's something which makes every season different; something to look forward to. He says 'It's always good to move out of your comfort zone each season, to learn new things and to challenge your senses'. Often designers get sucked in to designing the same style of clothing season in, season out, exquisitely made of course, just a little obvious.

However Christopher's style is exciting; appliquéd flowers, bronze brocade and glitter fringed appliqué all graced the S/S12 catwalks. I especially adored his optical illusional dresses made from bright plastic fridge magnet embellishments nude dresses overlaid in shimmering organza. With this form of innovation and creativity, it's no wonder why he received this years Scottish designer of the year award.

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