Christopher Kane, AW14, London.
There are few designers who serve up as many ideas in a single collection as Christopher Kane and this was especially true for the Autumn-Winter 2014 collection which featured and combined everything from ruffles and gathering, to crystals, laser cut laces, floral motifs, clever pattern cutting, pages of organza and a play off between nylon and fur.
The interesting thing is that on first glance, this seems like many different collections shown simultaneously - as though each idea could be considered separately as a single “story” within a wider collection. In actual fact, many of the ideas, processes and elements have been mixed and used in different combinations. Sometimes this combination occurs within a look or even within a single garment.