It’s going to be quite a busy few days for Christopher Kane. After landing in New York on Tuesday in time for the Versace for H&M bash, the London-based designer is presenting his first collection for J Brand at a bloggers’ breakfast at Barneys New York this morning, followed by a dinner hosted by Jeff Rudes, J Brand’s chief executive officer, and Vogue’s Meredith Melling Burke, at Freemans restaurant tonight.
In between it all, he’s still managed some personal time. On Wednesday morning, for instance, the Glasgow native woke up early to take a stroll in Central Park. “I brought sunshine with me, though I don’t know from where, and certainly not London,” said Kane, sitting in the restaurant of the Carlyle hotel, his home until Sunday. “I love New York. It feels like you’re on a movie set. I know it’s such a cliché to say it, but for someone coming from Scotland and living in London, there is nothing quite like it.”
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