Topshop announces return of Christopher Kane
Having first joined forces with Topshop in 2007, Christopher Kane returns this season with his third collaboration with Topshop. The landmark collection, which is 39 pieces strong, will be the largest Topshop Boutique collection with a designer to date.
Echoing his AW09 collection Kane’s fusion of manmade embellishments creates a subversive look. Body conscious pieces in fine black gauze form the back bone of the collection and are embellished with mirrors and eyelets. This adornment features on several pieces including 50s inspired briefs which are high waisted and worn as outerwear, slim fitting leggings, a slick long sleeved dress and a high necked body with cap sleeves.
Simple garments are given an element of luxury; a black cotton shirt buttons-up to the collar to expose oversized black gems covering the neckline, a white T-shirt dress features several rows of oversized white opaque gems around the neck, sleeves and hem of the dress. Evening dresses and camisoles have a deep V to accentuate the décolletage and feature oversized jewels around the neckline. A heavy black jersey scarf is adorned with gems along the perimeter updating a winter essential.
For this collection Christopher Kane also debuts a footwear and accessories collection creating pieces which are suitably both modern and romantic. Slouch leather pouch bags are oversized and can be worn with a cross body strap, covered entirely with tiny mirrors, the bag features two large leather tassels which hang from the base of the pouch.
Rachael Proud, senior buyer for Topshop said: “What Christopher Kane has done with this collection is a really new thing for Topshop – in both the size of the range and the production of it. It’s such high spec, such high quality and I really think if you saw it on a catwalk at London Fashion Week it wouldn’t look out of place. It’s got amazing elements of past collections but the new mirrored dresses and opaque gems on other styles just look so amazing.”
The Christopher Kane range will be instore from 18 September 2009.
Topshop was established in 1964 and is part of Arcadia Group Ltd. Sir Philip Green became owner of Arcadia Group Ltd in 2002.
Topshop is continually recognised as being an authority on womens clothes, having won several awards for design reputation and new services, and has a wide range of dresses, shoes, jackets and bags.
Topshop was the first fashion retailer to show on schedule at London Fashion Week in September 2005 and continues to grow its reputation for supporting exciting new talent.
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