Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Nature's Best - Christopher Kane S/S 2014

With London Fashion Week in full swing, casting director Russell Marsh assembled a comprehensive cast of models for Christopher Kane's botanical-themed Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Kane's show line-up featured 52 models commencing with show opener Georgia Taylor and closing with Australian newcomer Gabby Dover. Current models of the moment Mijo Mihaljcic, Elisabeth Erm, Chiharu Okunugi, Kayley Chabot, Marine Deleeuw, and Juliana Schurig appeared alongside emerging stars Malaika Firth, Holly Rose Emery, Marta Dyks, Natalia Siodmak, Nouk Torsing, and Irene Hiemstra. Sporting barely there makeup looks and free flowing centre parted hair, the focus was very much on Kane's spellbindingly beautiful designs. A flurry of dresses, sweaters, and skirts bearing 'sterilised petal' cutouts and anatomical flower motifs set imaginations running wild. Post show Kane revealed the inspiration behind his collection, "We live because of flowers and trees. They produce oxygen but we take them for granted." Marsh's collective of hybrid beauties, as stunning as they were, failed to mirror the extensive nature of beauty in all of its forms. Of the 52 models sent down the runway, four models of colour - one black and three of Asian descent were represented. A show as visually enchanting as Kane's would only have benefited from a more inclusive representation of beauty. 

Georgia Taylor
Christopher Kane - S/S 2014
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
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Mijo Mihaljcic
Christopher Kane - S/S 2014
Image courtesy of Christopher Kane
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Malaika Firth
Christopher Kane - S/S 2014
Image courtesy of Christopher Kane
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Gabby Dover
Christopher Kane - S/S 2014
Image courtesy of Christopher Kane
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Natalia Siodmak
Christopher Kane - S/S 2014
Image courtesy of Christopher Kane
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Irene Hiemstra
Christopher Kane - S/S 2014
Image courtesy of Christopher Kane
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Lisanne de Jong
Christopher Kane - S/S 2014
Image courtesy of Christopher Kane
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Elisabeth Erm
Christopher Kane - S/S 2014
Image courtesy of Christopher Kane
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Juliana Schurig
Christopher Kane - S/S 2014
Image courtesy of Christopher Kane
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Marta Dyks
Christopher Kane - S/S 2014
Image courtesy of Christopher Kane
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Kayley Chabot
Christopher Kane - S/S 2014
Image courtesy of Christopher Kane
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Lisa Verberght
Christopher Kane - S/S 2014
Image courtesy of Christopher Kane
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Nouk Torsing
Christopher Kane - S/S 2014
Image courtesy of Christopher Kane
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Holly Rose Emery
Christopher Kane - S/S 2014
Image courtesy of Christopher Kane
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