Christopher Kane Catwalk Fashion Show London Womenswear SS2019

September 19, 2018 by  
Filed under Fashion, London, womenswear

As was the case with two of his last collections today’s Christopher Kane line up had sex as a theme. Inspired by David Attenborough’s films on the mating behaviors of wildlife and Marilyn Monroe the designer and his co-creative director and sister Tammy came up with a sensual but sophisticated collection. Or, as Christopher called it himself: “It’s intellectual. It’s subversive.”

Nature and Sex was the name of the show. And all prints could be directly linked to it. ‘Sexual Cannibalism’ read a few sweaters, ‘Horse Power’ and ‘Foreplay’ was written on a few other items. Quite simple sporty pieces that contradicted with some of the glamorous, shiny disco pieces. Another contradiction could be found in the delicate – next to nothing – lace tops vs. the strong shouldered jacquard jackets.

Shoewise there were sneakers and sex toy inspired pumps. No bags or jewelry were used; the clothes had enough details on their own. Especially since diamonds formed a theme too. They were there as a print on sheer evening dresses. And as real chunky and colourful stones on the necklines and chests of a few dresses and tops.

A shiny, loose fitting purple suit could have come straight out of 1001 nights and surely looked like the comfiest fit for a night out. All other designs with sparkling straps (cuffs, necklines, shoulders and hips) were mesmerizingly beautiful. Funny how delicate such a sex inspired collection can turn out.