Christopher Kane 2018 Resort Collection
Christopher Kane presented a new cruise collection, dedicating it to his historic homeland Scotland.
As the head of his own brand, the designer has never appealed for inspiration to Scotland. The main characters of the cruise collection Christopher Kane were the lifestyle and creativity of the couple architect Charles Mackintosh and artist Margaret McDonald.
«They were outsiders of their generation. Charles’s talent was praised in Paris and recognized in Europe. Nevertheless, in his native country he was completely unaware», — Christopher Kane said.
The cruise collection’s lookbook was filmed at Hill House, the family estate of the Mackintosh family in Helensburg. The main source of inspiration for a motherboard for the designer was the archival photo of the Macintosh family – Margaret and Charles in the company of friends dressed in Edwardian blouses with inflated sleeves.
«It is important that the sources of inspiration for the cruise collection are authentic and authentic. People react to the present», — said Christopher Kane.
In the cruise collection, everything refers to the fashionable heritage of Scotland – a biker jacket with white lace and a collar with frills. Alsp long white lace dresses in the floor embroidered with weightless patterns, repeating images of snakes from Margaret McDonald’s paintings. Warm sweaters turned into mesh, embroidered beading and pink prints of blouses and jackets. That are repeating the design of chairs in the famous Willow Tearooms in Glasgow.
True Scottish spirit Christopher Kane managed to pass through the kilt.
«For the first time in my life, I made a kilt skirt and used tartan fabric», — says Christopher Kane.
The female version of the kilt falls down with long ruffles, the designer did not forget about the traditional prints — the cage gingem. Looks in the resort collection complemented Angora jersey, marabou feathers, silver chains, chokers and shiny earrings.
Working on jeans and knitted sweaters depicting a heraldic lion, Christopher Kane noted that he was inspired by the image of his mother when she was still at school.
«This is what she went out of school when she did not have to wear a uniform. I guess that’s why I’ve always been attracted to such looks and, of course, Scottish gingham», — said Christopher Kane.