24 August 2009

Topshop + Kane 4eva

You can now preview Christopher Kane's collection for Topshop here, courtesy of NY magazine's The Cut. Excuse me, but why do New Yorkers get a sneak peak at our BRITISH designer's collection for our BRITISH national treasure that is Topshop? Beyond me.

In a recent interview with Grazia's Melanie Rickey, Kane revealed he is almost as excited as is fans about his second venture for Topshop (his first capsule collection for the store was after the success of his S/S 07 catwalk collection):

"It's proper: with bags, shoes, knitwear and dresses. It's nothing like any other work I've done in the past. Everything is a bit "wow". There might be some colour, some embellishment. It's full of surprises. Put it this way we did the designs, sent away our drawings and when the samples came back last week they looked brilliant. Girls are gonna go crazy for it!'

And he's right, it is very 'wow', with lots of studs, rivets and even mirrorwork on his signature bodycon dresses, and a palette of the richest black with some gorgeous bright pastel yellows and pinks. Dedicated fans will notice the 'roaring' crocodile print dress and t-shirt echoes the much-exposed gorilla print tee of his S/S collection this year, as well as the mesh studded knickers which no doubt will be snapped up by more than one Lady Gaga wannabe this September.

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