Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane Cruise/Resort 2013


New York: Christopher Kane raided his own archives for Cruise/Resort, choosing to revisit some of his most successful pieces. He brought back the knife-pleated dresses layered with flat panels of self-fabric. The flat slides from last year returned, as well. Kane also created an updated version of the t-shirt that became such a hit last year. This one featured a square placed graphic of blurred florals. Speaking of florals, Kane presented three versions of them for his prints this season. One was a vintage-inspired realistic motif, another was painterly, and the third featured large colored circles and a child-like, hand-painted look. Longer hemlines for dresses looked new, and their looser silhouette was a nice counterbalance to the precise knife-pleated dresses and the edgy leather looks. ­–Joanna Manganaro 

Silhouette: Fit-and-flare / Top heavy / Slouchy / Hourglass

Color: Pastel pink / Mint green / Baby blue / Lavender / Bubblegum pink / Earthy brown / Bright red / Cerulean / Lemon yellow / Black / White / Cream

Key Items: Knife-pleated dresses / Motorcycle jackets / Printed midi dresses

Materials: Crackled leather / Guipure lace / Jersey / Denim / Silk crepe / Cotton shirting

Print + Pattern: Vintage-inspired florals / Painterly florals / Abstract circular florals

Details + Trim: Knife pleats / Overlapping panels / Self-belts / Pleats / Bustier details

Accessories + Footwear: Plastic-clasp belts / Flat slides


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