[“][I] never want to be trendy,” Christopher Kane admits. “It’s so strange how it came about in other collections…” The it being the inescapable glare of futurism fantasia. The whole ‘sci-fi’ fashion renaissance may seem a bit hackneyed now, but the Scottish designer is careful to interpret ideas we feel like we’ve seen before and reboot in a revolutionary way; whether that’s pioneering the Free The Croc campaign or making florals seem, well, actually groundbreaking.
For his AW17 collection? The humble cardigan makes a welcome return – “when have cardigans never not been cool? Seriously,” he says – and disco-punk-meets lab worker space age chic. The CK planet dress code: a mesh of velcro-ed holographic corsages, iridescent fabrics and alien-like metallic dresses.