Christopher Kane draws inspiration from his childhood spent in a small town near Glasgow. He blends traditional silhouettes and fabrics with unique and quirky prints, drawing from the everyday elements of working-class life.
In his Fall/Winter 2023 collection, Kane pays homage to the flora and fauna that surrounded him during his youth. From the weeds that grew through the pavement cracks to the pigs and chickens in the gardens, everything made its way into his designs. With the help of artificial intelligence, the designer transformed these everyday creatures into prints on flowing gowns and dresses.
Christopher Kane takes the ruffles from barmaids’ skirts and transforms them into eye-catching bustles, adding volume to slim shift dresses and formal designs. He works with black or bright red vinyl, pairing them with oversized knits for a touch of edge. The simple and understated pieces in the collection, such as the charcoal dresses and suits, are the standout pieces.
However, the designer’s love for bustles may pose a challenge for those looking to wear them outside of the red carpet. But for those who are passionate about animal rights, Kane’s prints of pigs and mice serve as a unique opportunity to showcase their beliefs.