Among all the experiments made with fashion, the synthesis of science and fashion was slightly missing. However, the gap is already fulfilled due to the Christopher Kane spring/summer 2014 collection showcased at London Fashion Week. The designer chose the most spring-ready theme for his new fashion line – flowers, creating super-flirty designs both for the daywear and for special occasions.
The floral motives have never been introduced this way. We’ve seen flowers printed on garments via various ways and color themes, we’ve seen them via lace and appliqués but none of them has even a slight resemblance to what we see this time. It’s not the outer look of the flower that is imprinted on outfits and not even their separate parts. It’s the whole inner structure of the bud, starting from the most delicate details and reaching the intricate process of photosynthesis.
A scientific mishmash invades the runway at Christopher Kane. The shapes and details are chosen very delicately, not interfering with the overall idea in any case. Leaf-shaped bald laces created on knee and floor length dresses, followed by floral prints and words like “flower” or “petal” on sweatshirts: this is how the flowers are demonstrated at the show.
Coming to shapes, we notice that they are also created within calmer and smoother outlines, accompanied with light and pastel overtones. The choice of shiny iris is also a nice and creative solution for the garments. The pleated skirts are present in the line too, combined with silk elements and looking really cute. The draped elements on some dresses and tops are like additional guarantees for glamour and chic.
Another descriptive detail of the Christopher Kane spring/summer 2014 collection is the arrow-like symbols put on several pieces and giving them a unique and conspicuous look. The models seem to be walking flowers on the catwalk. The effect is truthfully beautiful.
Thus, we can be the witnesses of the emergence of a totally fresh and new fashion trend, not resembling anything else created previously. The flower motives have never been so scientifically beautiful ever before.
Photos courtesy of WWD