Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane is fashion’s Willy Wonka, his mad factory churning out curious concoctions of lace and leather, gingham and rubber, crochet and plastic. His knack for “wickedly original” pairings of strange materials and references has earned him a reputation as a playful conjurer who, as Vogue’s Sarah Mower wrote in 2012, “taps into teenage naughtiness while also tickling the antennae of serious international chic.”

The young Scot first caught the attention of the fashion world—in particular, of the Italian design diva Donatella Versace—with his work done as a student at Central Saint Martins in London. Just six months after his graduation show (and having turned down a juicy full-time position at Versace in favor of a more modest consulting gig for the designer in order to focus on his own line), Kane introduced his signature label of colorful body-con looks to the world.

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