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Kane collaborates with Topshop for Landmark collection
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Sep '09
Having first joined forces with Topshop in 2007, Christopher Kane returns with his eagerly awaited third collaboration with Topshop. The landmark collection, which is 39 pieces strong, will be the largest Topshop Boutique collection with a designer to date and includes accessories and footwear.

Glaswegian born Christopher Kane moved to London at 17 to enrol at Central St Martins School of Art where he completed a foundation course, and achieved a BA and distinction in his MA degree in Womenswear design. On graduating he was awarded the Harrods Design Award and was requested by Anna Wintour to hold a private viewing of his graduate collection.

Echoing his AW09 collection Christopher's fusion of manmade embellishments creates a subversive look; the collection is characterised by the use of delicate mirrors and eyelets. Christopher demonstrates his desire to modernise and make sleek the circular mirror element historically associated with ethnic design on bags and clothing.

Body concious pieces in fine black gauze form the back bone of the collection and are embellished with mirrors and eyelets. This adornment features on several pieces including 50s inspired briefs which are high waisted and worn as outerwear, slim fitting leggings, a slick long sleeved dress and a high necked body with cap sleeves. Simple garments are given an element of luxury; a black cotton shirt buttons-up to the collar to expose oversized black gems covering the neckline, a white jersey t-shirt dress features several rows of oversized white opaque gems around the neck, sleeves and hem of the dress. Evening dresses and camisoles have a deep V to accentuate the décolletage and feature oversized jewels around the neckline. A heavy black jersey scarf is adorned with gems along the perimeter updating a winter essential.

Kane cleverly compliments the minimalist and modern element of his collection with a more classic and delicate approach. Contrasting with the sleek silhouette of the body con pieces, a smock dress has a high neck with an oversized clown collar, of which the long sleeves and the layered skirt hem are scalloped and adorned with eyelets. A black Grecian inspired dress has a structured mirror embellished top half with a drop waist chiffon skirt. A medieval inspired lace dress with an asymmetric sleeve gives impact from the layers of delicate pleated lace and chiffon from which it is created. To compliment the high glamour, the collection also includes off-duty pieces; an embellished grey marl tracksuit, hooded sweatshirt and dress. Repeated rivets decorate an ink black jean and matching denim jacket while an oversized slate grey silk-knit vest and an open cardigan feature the print of an enlarged rivet.

Creating covetable items Christopher references the iconic use of an oversized Gorilla for which his AW08 collection was notorious by using a close up of an alligator's jaw which is emblazoned onto a jersey dress, a jersey block tee and a black jersey shopper. For this collection Christopher debuts a footwear and accessories collection creating pieces which are suitably both modern and romantic. Slouch leather pouch bags are oversized and can be worn with a cross body strap, covered entirely with tiny mirrors, the bag features two large leather tassels which hang from the base of the pouch. A small butter soft black leather box bag hangs from a leather and silver chain and a series of smaller leather tassels hang from the underside. The collection includes footwear; a high open-toe shoe is sculptured and is formed of cut-about mesh and leather, whilst a Chelsea boot is updated with a stiletto and stack heel.

Topshop are proud to continue working with Christopher Kane. Previously a New Gen recipient he will show his SS10 collection at Topshop's London Fashion Week venue.

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