Christopher Kane Private Trunkshow
For a designer whose signature so far has been to defy convention in the most intricate, innovative way possible, this season saw a surprise return of favored techniques—but reprised in thrilling new ways. Neon embroidery and fluorescent lace were clashed and collaged across body-skimming cocktail dresses, feminine midi skirts and loosely tailored jackets. Splayed fringing, organza overlaid with lace, and plastic closures added a sense of chaos. Purposefully jarring, it was a collection defined by taking things apart—a reflection of recent losses in Christopher Kane’s personal life—but piercing them together in a resolutely rule-breaking way.