Genius is the word that comes to mind when you look at Christopher Kane's spring pieces. This season, the Scottish designer looked at photographs of schoolgirls' scrapbooks, and out came sublime appliqué dresses. He was also thinking about peeling wallpaper, and exquisite electric-blue brocade emerged on the runway.
Not that it happened that quickly: the construction of each piece implies the hours spent hand-stiching flowers and carefully splicing thick metallic fabric with panels of chiffon. And the pieces that really make me giddy are the stickers pinafore and skirt. Tucked under layers of springy gauze, cutouts of pansies, roses, and daisies are shiny like the stickers you stuck on your school notebook, and as adorable as the crush whose name you scrawled in it.