In some ways, I enjoy the pieces shown at London Fashion Week far more than those at its New York counterpart. Yes, New York may have more glamorous names but LFW seems more edgy and experimental. In fact, with strange outfits from Gareth Pugh (whom I honestly don’t care much for) and Giles Deacon, it seems as if the weird and the wonderful were out in full force.
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Enter Christopher Kane. More wonderful than weird, his current collection is a brilliant mix of paillettes (huge sequins, basically), soft fabrics and loose, gentle silhouette. The details are amazing: the silky architecture, the elaborate patterns. There are no striking palettes here but loads of pretty neutrals. I have never been a fan of neutrals, preferring bold hues but hey, I really like Kane’s pieces. I’ve always lusted after paillettes but never bought any for fear of being mistaken for a getai singer. Having seen this collection, I am all in favour of getting a sequin-y dress (in particular, this dress).
The most amazing thing about Christopher Kane is that he is merely 25 years old. Heck, when I was 25, I was struggling to decide what I wanted to do for a living and this man is designing a collection that is oh-so-beautiful.
Now, if only I could find the dough to splash out on his collection for Topshop.