Christopher Kane made the ordinary extraordinary with his 'Make-Do And Mend' collection for Spring/Summer 2017, which celebrated the designer's 10-year anniversary at the helm of his eponymous label. Inspired by WWII and the notion of buckling down and getting on with things, his line-up was made up of 'humble' pieces in modern shapes made special through the use of fine fabrics, intricate prints and high-shine embellishment.
Swiss lace dresses in Forties shapes featured floral patterns and were layered under dyed furs, skirt suits came in heavy silk stamped with clashing shades of leopard print and off-the-shoulder lurex dresses were layered over fine knits. Elsewhere, silk jackets and everyday T-shirts were emblazoned with religious iconography and Twenties-style Flapper dresses were held together with key rings.
Rough minerals including sodalite, malachite and zebra jasper were polished to a high-shine and woven into clothes and accessories, including plastic clogs created in collaboration with Crocs™ – a sure fire sign of Kane's ability to elevate the everyday.