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.
The Erdem resort 2012 collection all started when Erdem Moralioglu had a dream summer at the side of Jane Pritchard while she was co-curating the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929 exhibition. During this time he was able to truly indulge himself, touching and gasping at items that Nijinsky himself had worn. These costumes, ‘like ghosts,’ the designer said, was what stayed with him, and what inspired and shaped the basis for his Spring /Summer 2012 Resort collection.