Perpetually fascinated by science and the grotesque, Christopher Kane created an elegant pre-fall collection full of classic silhouettes that he transformed with a DIY glam/macabre mash-up of pattern, print and texture. Printed lace skirts glowed with strips of orange or green neon tape; a car crash image recurred on pieces including sweatshirts; a tweed boucle suit had unfinished, stringy edges; and a long and luxe reversible sheepskin coat featured a smooth leather lining spray-painted with silver flowers. Kane embellished with molecular details, using neon dots on a pleated silk skirt and little crystals to update a classic gray cashmere sweater. Black sequin roses, meanwhile, blossomed across a cashmere wool coat and dress.
Kane also ramped up his accessories offer with paint splattered Perspex jewelry, shoes with soles that looked as if they were melting and dripping neon wax, and gloves with flashes of neon tape or bright candy dot patterns. The designer is set to launch e-commerce this year, and will also release his first ad campaign, for the spring 2016 season.