Monday, February 21, 2011
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2011
For Fall/Winter, grandma is Kane’s heroine with her crochet patchwork blanket, suddenly becoming cool. Kane imprinted its knit design on to black leather t-shirts and pencil skirts, and using it on wrap skirts and cardigans.
A series of simple, beautifully tailored black dresses, with low cuts and thigh-high splits, added to the sex appeal- as did sheer sequined numbers. Necklines and pockets were trimmed with wavy, liquid-filled plastic reminiscent of a lava lamp (“When it heats up, it bubbles,” the designer said). The combination proved to be a sort of space age LBD.
“People always associate it with grannies,” Mr. Kane said on crochet backstage at the show. “But I think it is so sexy because it hugs the body and shows some skin.”