For resort, Christopher Kane let loose with florals, but rather than going for conventionally pretty, he went for a “distorted” look, basing patterns on Victorian and Edwardian paintings he unearthed at flea markets, which he then daubed with paint splotches. “They’re really feminine but have a toughness as well,” said Kane of the prints. They turned up on unfussy silhouettes that he revived from past collections, such as organza gazar dresses with full calf-length skirts and long silk georgette dresses with fluid, ruffled skirts. The blossoms also came painted onto denim jeans for Kane’s continuing collaboration with J Brand. Meanwhile, color blocks of fluorescent coral, baby blue and black were shown on crepe biker jackets, lace pencil skirts and A-line minidresses with pleated skirts. There were other details that hinted at his older collections, too, such as buckles that resembled those on airline seat belts, and lace touches seen in his breakout master’s collection. As he put it: “I think for resort it’s good to take ownership of past ideas and re-evolve.”

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