Christopher Kane is one of the designers to first come to mind when you think of the rainbow trend. Kane’s Resort 2012 collection was free of monochromatic blacks and neutrals but full of rainbows. His inspiration came from prisms and rainbow prints which is the main theme within the collection. Many other Resort collections incorporated a type of rainbow style into their own: Nicole Miller (skirt pictured below), Band of Outsiders, and even House of Holland (blazer pictured below). Expect for your Winter season to be bright and exuberant with this trend.
Christopher Kane just debuted his Fall 2011 show at London Fashion Week, but naturally he is already looking ahead to the future. He has decided to once again collaborate with J Brand, as he did last year for the 5X5 project in support of young British fashion design talent. He hit it off with Jeff Rudes, J Brand’s Founder and CEO and thus a strong relationship was formed. “We have collaborated with some of the best talent in the world and are delighted to be working with Christopher to build a long term viable denim business with him” says Jeff Rudes.
The two brands will collaborate on a capsule denim collection to be featured in Kane’s Resort 2012 collection. The pieces will feature other fabrications as well that will align with his creative fashion aesthetic.
“I am very excited about my new working relationship with J Brand. We have the potential to grow a very strong denim business and are thrilled to be working with the best in the business,” says Kane.
The collection will be available worldwide where Christopher Kane and J Brand are both sold.
Visit www.jbrandjeans.com for more information and take a look at what Christopher Kane designed for the 5×5 project below.
As a recent winner of the 2011 BFC/Vogue Fashion Award, Christopher Kane showcased his most minimalist collection to date for his Fall 2011 Ready-To-Wear line. Beginning with geometric patterned crochet pencil skirts and fitted sweaters, all done in muddy greens and browns, turquoises and grays, Kane showed off a penchant for sharply tailored separates and sophisticated attire. Kane smartly paired off his knits with leather printed jackets, skirts and pants, thereby creating a sexy combination of wearable pieces. Shortly after, he surprised us by adding strips of liquid plastic on the edges of backless dresses, hems of skirts, and pockets.
Backstage, Kane had forwarned his guest that “This will be known as the ‘liquid collection’. It was inspired by the pencil cases I had at school and lollipops. But we didn’t want it to be over elaborate-we wanted it to be about really wearable, sophisticated clothes.”
Never one to exaggerate, Kane kept his promise, as liquid took over in the form of green and blue or red and pink. Creating futuristic accents on intricate necklines, peter pan collars, and even taking a main role on a couple of frocks, the lava looking liquid showed off a progressive style that is reflective of Kane’s evolution as a designer. Always looking to showcase new ideas and push fashion boundaries, Kane managed to keep his looks from going into busy-mode by using a black crepe fabric and clean shapes. I particularly like how he combined fun through the use of a gelly-filled plastic with sexier accents such as black netting and midriff baring frocks with missing panels.
And just when I thought Kane’s liquid collection stopped at accents, a whole slew of iridescent sequins took over. And while there was enough sparkle to make Lady Gaga proud, the shimmering seperates were streamlined and done in simple sihouettes.
As for garnering celebrity attention, Christopher Kane proved he’s still got it as his show filled up with the likes of Samantha Cameron, Anna Wintour, Alexa Chung, Daphne Guinness, Daisy Lowe, Jo Wood, Natalie Massenet, Glenda Bailey, Derek Blasberg, Franca Sozzani and Emmanuelle Alt.
For more information on Christopher Kane: http://nymag.com/fashion/fashionshows/designers/bios/christopherkane/
*Images courtesy of Style.com
For her Fall 2011 Collection, Nanette Lepore wanted her clothing to evoke a heavenly atmosphere. Particularly, she wanted people to feel as if they could float away. And afloat they went with light chiffons, creamed colored silks, silver beading, and angelical hues that created a heavenly atmosphere. Because cream and white colors dominated the majority of the collection, the combination of different textures and layered fabrics helped set a more serious tone for fall. And despite the many layers, tiers, and fabrics- picture (or better yet look below) a crochet sweater paired over a silk tiered top, tucked under a pair of chiffon shorts and matte tights of the same color-the collection was still able to evoke a sense of lightness and more importantly define a noticeable silhouette. One of my favorite looks featured a cream colored floor length dress that gleamed with movement and fluidity while maintaining its cool under a faux fur white jacket. And because capes are all the rage this fashion season, Nanette create a luxe version, which was paired with gray skinny pants, in a light cream color.
As soon as the all white-on-white looks began to wane, dark teals and blacks emerged with edgier accents such as leather, jet-black beads, rich velvet and dark tweeds. Of note, a well-defined leather dress with intricate cutouts-reminiscent of Christopher Kane’s Spring 2010 collection. Nanette also showed a less frilly side to her usually girly collection by debuting Kimono like dresses that were kept modern with a minimalist dark and white print, and structured floor length coats in dark colors, which were welcomed as they brought us back to reality from the whimsical whites. One of the stand out colors, dark teal, came to life in a floor length chiffon dress that moved with fluidity and ease. A heavily-textured mustard hued pea-coat topped over a tiered mini dress of the same hue was another color that provided a nice contrast to the stark whites.
Not only did Nanette bring her theme to life via her heavenly garments, the models, who floated down the runway like angels, sported princess-like french braids that looked elegant paired with red-full lips and natural looking flawless makeup.
For more information on Nanette Lepore’s Collection: http://www.nanettelepore.com/
*Images courtesy of Style.com