Christopher Kane London Fashion Week Men’s Fall/Winter 2016 FW16 LFW

Christopher Kane London Fashion Week Men’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection featured bold neon graphics, black and white gingham, black and white inverted zigzag print, capris…ew, what looked like graphic appliqué or print, on-trend knits, and a conformity to the longline shirts and athletic inspiration we’ve been seeing hit the runways.  The color palette included black, blues in bold hues and deep shades with pops of neon green, orange, and red.  It looks like he’s definitely edited this time, toned down the in-your-face out-there designs, and really focused on putting out a cohesive collection.  I think, however, perhaps he’s taken our critiques too hard and snuffed out that creative fire we see in him…it’s all about balance, and we know he’s more genius than this collection.   One area the designer did let loose in was graphic prints, classic cards overlaid with stud embellishments: they’re really eye-catching, and when paired with solid pants or even pants having that same embellishment, they look as elevated as the collection.  Christopher Kane certainly brought it for LFW FW16, and it’s refreshing to see the maturity of  the designer and his ability to edit, and I’m excited to see what he designs in shows to come…hopefully with a tad more Kane-madness but still edited in this manner.

 

 

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