If Christopher Kane SS12 was a reenactment of Snow White dancing through a flower-filled forest with birds and fairies in tow, his FW12 collection was all about Snow’s nemesis: that amazing wicked witch, cloaked in purple and black leather—sinister and beautiful all at once.
Christopher paired matching patterned tops with pencil skirts, while also presenting delicately tailored cocktail dresses, oversized cable-knit sweaters, and loose trousers. And of course the designer added elements of the unexpected: thick leather sashes tied at the front, loose pants in distressed black denim, and purple and pink leopard-print leather pieces.
Reminiscent of his short ’n’ sexy designs at Versace Versus, the bodices of several garments had keyholes and cutouts, held together by leather straps. Still burnt into my mind: the square-toe heels, the blood red puffer coats (we’ve seen quite a few puffers this season haven’t we?), those floppy tuxedo pants, and the textured sweaters.