Over the years British label, Christopher Kane, fronted by brother and sister duo, Christopher and Tammy Kane, and have gained somewhat of a reputation for delivering the shock factor with the Christopher Kane collections. Garish colours, futuristic fabrics and wildly experimental textures meant that Kane’s collections were highly anticipated, but Spring / Summer 2012 is proof that, in only one season, things can change.
Christopher Kane made an astounding impression with his Resort 2012 collection. Kane, himself, said, ‘I wanted something natural, but I’m so fed up with florals…and then I came across these images of nuclear test explosions from the fifties to the seventies on the Internet. I like the crazy-bright chemical colours. The way they’re sinister – but beautiful.’ The basis of his resort collection, therefore, lies in the clouded plumes of this smoke and chemical electricity that circles the sky.