Christopher Kane

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN London: Christopher Kane surprised editors and buyers with an unlikely inspiration for spring – Frankenstein. With candy colors, rose cloqué, and …


Christopher Kane S/S 2013

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
London: Christopher Kane surprised editors and buyers with an unlikely inspiration for spring – Frankenstein. With candy colors, rose cloqué, and feminine bow appliqués, the reference was not immediately apparent. But, if one looked closer, the details gave it away. Many items were pinched above the shoulders and held together with clear screws, a nod to the mythical creature’s construction. The purposefully haphazard details extended to the final looks, which featured lace and jewel appliqués tacked down with what appeared to be black electrical tape. A more straightforward reference to the theme was a t-shirt emblazoned with a lavender image of Frankenstein’s face. Though the inspiration was ghoulish, feminine details, pastel tones, and airy materials kept the collection from going to the dark side. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Hourglass / Layered / Rounded

Color: Lemon meringue / Pastel pink / Lavender / Dove grey / Ivory / Taupe / Black

Key Items: Frankenstein tee / Bow skirts / Layered dress and jacket / Rose cloqué separates / Sheer bow blouse

Materials: Chiffon / Organza / Woven organza / Rose-patterned cloqué / Jersey / Crisp cotton shirtings / Twill / Silk crepe

Print + Pattern: Bows / Frankenstein face / Profile graphic

Details + Trim: Clear screws / Layered fabric strips / Bow appliqués / Jewel appliqués / Shiny black or white tape / Plastic ruffles

Accessories + Footwear: Rose cloqué bags with giant clear screw handle / Peep-toe ankle strap platforms with clear screw details / Two-strap platform sandals with coil detail

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