Picture the scene. You are relaxing in your bedroom after a busy day as one of fashion's most-buzzed-about designers. Possibly watching an episode of Gossip Girl, which is one of your TV obsessions, when your phone rings. ‘Hello, this is Kanye.' ‘Sorry, Kanye who...?', you might reply. ‘Kanye West.' Of course it is Kanye West, for you are lovely designer du jour Christopher Kane, and Kanye West is calling to tell you how much he loves your collection! Yep, that's what happened three years ago after one of Christopher's early shows. Kanye called out of the blue to tell him how much he liked the Scot's stuff. He'd always intended on coming to one of his London shows, but they always conflicted with the singer's schedule. But finally he made it (just) to London Fashion Week A/W '09. ‘Actually, it was a total surprise when he turned up at the show in February, as I had no idea he was coming,' Christopher told us. ‘He is a really nice guy.' The two were supposed to hook up in Paris but fashion got in the way. So with such busy schedules on both sides, Christopher will have to stick to the odd Kanye ‘hiya' email pinging into his mailbox every so often, followed by a quick chat at fashion week. But oh how we love a blossoming fashion + music friendship. And this one especially ticks all our boxes!
- Kay Barron