.Cover: Resort 2015 Covered in print
Christopher Kane’s Resort 2015 is a fun an eclectic mix of fabric and print experimentation. Kane reveals that his inspiration came in the form of two of his signature looks, neon and leopard print. He noted that both are preoccupations he has had since he completed his MA collection, he also reveals that he thinks of neon as a ‘palate cleanser ‘and a good base when he bores of other colours.
Neon is used with great effect, Neon yellow, green and pink contrast against black. An underwear as outerwear motif frequently reoccurs, tulle and transparent fabrics reveal lace bra tops or bra cups are placed on the outside of garments along with lace trims, exposed shoulders and suspended straps. Detail doesn’t go unnoticed in daisy clasp fastenings and 3D bolster-style edging.
One of the many things Kane excels at is fabric experimentation and this collection has a plethora of fabrics at play, layered and structured neon tulle, pleats and godets on sleeves, broderie anglaise and embossed, printed leopard leather leopard jacquard knits and silk satins complete this technically clever collection.
Matthew Williamson has also worked print for his pre collection. Sheer fabrics have been used extensively creating a fun and chic collection. Prints come in the form of florals and abstract prints mixed and matched with separates.
Print is here to stay for a while yet. These pieces won’t drop for a while so we have searched some fabulous alternatives for you to shop the look now. See below: