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SEEN at the catwalk for LFW16: Christopher Kane SS17

Christopher Kane presented his SS17 collection on day four of London Fashion Week, 19th September, in probably the most artistic London venue on the banks of the River Thames: Tate Britain.

Once again, Christopher Kane has created a collection distinctly identifiable as his. While styles may routinely change, the Kane signature remains the same: a Christopher Kane collection is immediately recognisable as such. With this new collection proposal, Christopher Kane has challenged his alchemist skills to make Crocs, that most scorned of shoes, into fashionable footwear. Will crocs ever become cool? You bet! In the past, he did it with plastic headscarves, rain-hats and overshoes; now he’s converted Crocs into the new ‘it’ shoe, embellishing them with pieces of DIY precious-looking stones.

This was the most daring feature seen during a show that celebrated Christopher Kane’s tenth birthday in fashion. The collection was a “purposeful clash of clothing cultures in the collection, with the horticultural, the rural, and homemade, contrasted with the sleek, urban, and sophisticated,” according to the press release. Inspired by his childhood and focused on Second World War refugees, “the idea of abandonment” and the “make-do and mend” spirit, as Kane explained backstage; the collection includes Catholic paraphernalia (referencing a Roman Catholic shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes near his childhood home in Carfin, Scotland), as well as plenty of other past Christopher Kane designs (such as leopard prints, metal rings and bodycon), but pushing them further than ever before.

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Photography courtesy of London Fashion Week

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