Featuring plenty of florals and frills, Christopher Kane SS18 innovatively worked upon the notion of domestic goddess, creating a number of shapes and cut outs from a source that may not typically be deemed as possessing potential in fashion.
With doyleys appearing at the neckline like a fine lace, shoe laces transformed into mop like strands, a silk reappropriation of the washing up glove and a sponge like material arched around stilettoes, a domestic theme was apparent, but did not lose itself within the stylistic potential of the collection.
What was most striking about the collection was the series of shapes and outlines created by each garment. Cardigans were fitted with zips around the shoulders, once unzipped, the effect was an overdramatic cold shoulder that placed great emphasis on the v neckline. Square shaped cut outs dangled from the seams of the neckline and skirt; swaying to and fro alongside the model’s pace, the attachments created a silhouette brimful with dynamism. A delicately laced maxi dress was infused with a rustic edge with rips at the knee akin to denim jeans. Oversized tie shapes doused in floral patterns hung from the neckline in a manner that closely resembled a silk scarf. Frills overlapped one another across a midi dress, creating layers that toyed with the mind for both visual and tactile reasons.
Creating a series of distinctive shapes and outlines through unique cut outs, Christopher Kane SS18 successfully melded a concept with style without sacrificing either.
Text: Libby Festorazzi