Christopher Kane SS23 Runway Show
Science and Nature are a constant source of inspiration for Christopher Kane. This collection is a celebration of the beauty and complexity of the human body. Revealing the beauty of what is inside each of us, Christopher uses the internal structures of the human body, and the minimalism of Physicians uniforms to create a collection that is intended to empower and thrill.
Clear skeletal structures hold and cinch the upper body with minuscule buckles, emphasising the strength and importance of the abdominal area and exterior muscles. Outfits featuring applique anatomical cross section drawings of hands, arms, legs and feet are symbolic of power and strength. Muscle and Bone intimidate and seduce simultaneously.
Traditional and conservative twinset knits are subverted to suspend from shoulders by silver trigger hooks. Inspiration came from the young Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret roaming the grounds of Balmoral. Look 40 is a nod to her last official photograph taken in Scotland.
Flowers are intrinsic to everyday life, they deliver messages of love, celebrations and condolences. Baby pink rose prints appear full bloom in short nurse outfits and semi sheer knits. Flowers express things that cannot be spoken.