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Christopher Kane Interweaves Wearable and Conceptual for Fall 2014 (Runway Review)


The Inspiration: The designer's muse who is "pretty but fierce."

The Look: Christopher Kane proved his massive talent with arguably his best collection to date. At 50-plus looks, it never felt repetitive, was cohesive with plenty of variation and was wearable while offering looks that stood out. Among the designer’s most remarkable pieces were a series of knockout sculpted 3D cocktail dresses (they almost looked like opened pages of books), menswear-inspired jackets, suiting and oversized coats, textured knit tops, nylon and patent leather paneled sportswear tops, jackets and dresses (there was even one with fur sleeve and hem accents, probably not the most practical garment but it held surprising aesthetic appeal) and tops with undulating cage sleeves. All in all, it was a beautiful mix of the wearable and the conceptual for a collection that will hold far-ranging appeal.

The Accessories: This season marked the debut of the designer’s full range of leather goods, all of which were structured and included both miniature along with carry-all handbag varieties. Models walked the runway in booties, peep-toes and ankle strap pointed pumps, all wrapped in nylon.

The Beauty: A muted-out face and parted in the middle limp, almost wet-looking, hair.

The Takeaway: A beautifully executed and sophisticated collection with some of the best cocktail dresses thus far this season.

All images: IMAXtree

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