Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christopher Kane Menswear Spring Summer 2012


i dropped by the showrooms last week to have a look at the upcoming spring summer 2012 collections. it's always exciting to check out christopher kane menswear, a collection that is slowing evolving. i really love the spring 2011 cosmic constellation prints, however that softness and magical feel turned into something really hard and mechanical for spring summer 2012. t-shirts featured what appeared to be machines and engine parts, a rather interesting departure from his previous collections.



i like the zipped up hoody...


... with little details like the branded toggles.


favourite piece has to be this bluish grey leather jacket. continuing with the hard mechanical theme, the jacket was toughen up using stiff calf leather. really nice piece, i hope to see someone performing on stage with this.


nice little branding in orange to contrast the blue/grey leather.

loving the toughened up image of christopher kane menswear?

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6 comments:

  1. A little too Paul Smith-ish for my liking...

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  2. When I first saw SS11 I wasn't sure about the collection and it took me a while to get used to it, but then I went to the sample sale to get one of the galaxy t-shirts and decided it was amazing, more recently buying a galaxy cardigan off ebay as well! This year, I have those same hesitant feelings towards SS12, but this time I think it's just that I actually don't like it at all. I think the prints are too complicated this time round, and there is much less beauty in looking at a picture of a car engine than a starry sky. However, I hadn't seen the leather jacket until now, and I do think it's a pretty gorgeous piece. Shame I don't see myself ever stretching that far financially though!

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  3. I am head over heels about this. I am a bit done with the full printed look, but this and Dries van Noten I find very interesting.

    http://a-norwegian-blog.blogspot.com/

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  4. The all over print auto parts are a little grotesque - maybe I'm still in lust with the galactic prints? I will, however, take that leather jacket home (if I could afford it).

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  5. christopher kane is too good... hes so sick, i want to live in his galaxy prints

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  6. The leather jacket is very similar to Unused;
    http://www.ln-cc.com/jackets/unused-mens-cowhide-leather-biker-jacket/invt/unu010031nav/

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what's he wearing?