Thursday, 6 January 2011

Christopher Kane Menswear Spring 2011


it is so exciting to be able to see and feel christopher kane's first ever menswear collection. he previously released some of his tshirts (gorilla, atomic bomb series) from the womenswear collections and expanded them into a small collection for menswear. but this is a slightly bigger range and i am so glad it happened.

the common theme throughout this collection was drew upon christopher's love of space pictures, and the detail and colour of the explosions and landscapes. the above hooded sweatshirt featured an abstract explosion of colors, paired with leather sleeves. i tried it on, and can attest that the leather sleeves are really paper thin and lightweight.


a close up view of the leather sleeves

quite possibly my favourite piece from the whole collection, is this beautiful knitwear , looking as though the glorious northern lights had lid up the night skies. there's something mystical and magical about the sweater, and i really really love the soft pink hues.



a close up of the print. the pictures cannot convey how soft the fabric is. most of the pieces from this collection were made from cashmere and silk, by one of the oldest scottish woolen mills, johnstons of elgin. johnstons also supplies and manufactures knitwear for many other luxury fashion houses.

you really have to feel the fabric to appreciate the beauty and delicateness.


also loving the cardigan, the colors are simply sublime.


i don't know where kane got these prints from but it's crazily beautiful. wait till you see the back of the t-shirt. i am so loving the vivid colors, reminding me that i shouldn't keep putting on hold the trip to finland or alaska to see the northen lights.




i really love christopher kane's womenswear resort 2011 collection, and am so glad that the theme was followed through to his menswear collection. there were a lot of contrast in these collections though, the soft but exploding colors, against the blurry skies of the harsh landscapes, and pairing soft cashmere/silk with the toughness of leather.



not exactly sure about the leather jacket. it feels too heavy and dominating for a spring collection, and appeared a little boxy than how it's been styled on the lookbook. i'm thinking there's a little nip and tuck for the pic below, what do you think?



overall, really loving christopher kane's menswear spring 2011 collection. feeling the fabrics up close definitely added another dimension to it. really love the explosion of colors, and that kane did not take the safe boring route for his debut menswear collection.

feeling it? any favourite pieces?




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19 comments:

  1. Hey! Not feeling it at all! Why do you post this? Do they pay you to do it? It's so not your style. Freaky tiedye with leather sleeves? Please! Leather jacket with big zips? I don't think so! I used to love your blog and your little excursions! What happened? Regards.

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  2. i honestly love the collection. the burst of colors are really amazing. i wasnt sure abt the leather jacket, which i've mentioned in the post and opened for discussion.

    i would so rock any of these pieces if not for the high prices. totally my style!

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  3. where can i buy it online?

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  4. i've not seen it at any online shops yet, if i do i'll do another post/update... :)

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  5. That knitwear crewneck is so cool with it's rich colours and the overall of the collection in it!

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  6. Please do, post where it is available Online! The stars and nebula print is gorgeous. I have been waiting all season to get a piece of this capsule.

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  7. I don't know, i'm not wuite sure about the cardigan and the sweatshirt, even though Tshirts and tank tops look quite interesting... These garments remind me of default wallpapers on Macs.

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  8. like you said, the best bet would be the knitwear with hue of pink. Great for all weather and all seasons and I'd rather pair it up with any simple black blazer rather than the leather one - -! But they're indeed pricy

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  9. the pictures he used are from the images captured by the Hubble telescope.

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  10. Pls post when it's available to buy...

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  11. I love this post! Wonderful find. Great job on the shirts AND the blog!

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  12. i love the t-shirt and the sleeveless top :)

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  13. Kane copied paul smith northern lights

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  14. my favorite piece is also the pinkish sweatshirt. i also really love the leather shorts! i have to try and find a pair at a thrift store!

    the leather blazer seems to wannabe-edgy with the zips and isn't really adequate for the spring/summer season (neither are the shorts but who cares!)

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  15. THESE. ARE. AMAZING. I think christopher might be a fan of dr who. I want to buy them all! Or at least the vest.

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  16. @anon: I don't think Kane copied the Paul Smith northern lights because these aren't images of the Northern Lights, but space nebulas (which you can't see with the bare eye, the northern lights you can see).
    @joe: Do you know what the price point of the cardigan is? I saw an image of a darker cardigan that I am obsessed with, and I was wondering how long I'd have to save up :-)
    Gorgeous collection!

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  17. immi: i heard the pieces retail from around £300+. if you're in london, dover street market stocks them...

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  18. my favorite one is the green one!!! but all of the pieces are a MUST!!!

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