Christopher Kane Autumn/Winter 2014
Science served as the inspiration for the AW14 collection shown by Christopher Kane at this year’s London Collections: MEN.
Kane was most commonly known for his womenswear until an investment from Kering – the company that owns Balenciaga and Bottega Veneta – last year allowed the designer to expand his menswear line.
In place of a runway show or live presentation, Kane opted for an exhibition of still life shots, comprising of 18 looks.
Coats, sweatshirts, t-shirts, hoodies, suits and trousers made up the items available from the brand, which recently announced plans to open a flagship store in London by the end of 2014.
For AW14 Kane has utilised the DNA helix as a graphic and oversized print, with the result reminiscent of the Atomium building in Brussels.
Black was the dominant palette on show, in particular for trousers, although several pops of colour appeared, with red and a cobalt blue used for both sweaters and t-shirts.
The science theme continued to the fabrics, with 3D-effect knits adding depth and texture to the looks.
Silhouettes were kept clean and minimal, with slim-fit and slightly cropped trousers paired with oversized tees on the presentation images.
The Scottish designer, who works alongside his sister, said: “There is the idea of DNA and molecular structures in the collection – but this time we decided to make some of our own. I am frequently drawn to scientific diagrams; that idea of science and nature, I go back to it again and again.”
Christopher Kane AW14 will be released later in the year and available from stockists including MATCHESFASHION.COM. No announcement has been made confirming whether the collection will drop to coincide with the opening of the Mayfair store.