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Close Look: Christopher Kane S/S 12

Scottish iconoclast Christopher Kane brushed contemporary industry mores aside at his recent London show, shunning neons and leather for metallic pastel a-line skirts and floral frocks full of sly seditions like strange slits, coy insets, and unusual folds. Kane’s boldest pieces, however, were his rubber-soled flat sandals that completely eschewed runway norms demanding chic stilettos or towering heels, in favor of an almost proletarian aesthetic. The sandals came in shiny metallics or bejeweled florals that further played on notions of class subversion, making his footwear one of the boldest, most experimental statements of the S/S 12 runway season.  –Andrew Luecke

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