Christopher Kane at Versace for H&M launch
Congratulations to Christopher Kane! He’s won the first ever New Establishment Award from the British Fashion Council! The Award is to recognise designers that have surpassed the first flash of publicity to establish themselves as new luxury brands competing on the international scene – no mean feat in today’s economic climate.
Christopher has beaten Erdem and Jonathan Saunders to scoop the award that recognises a designer ‘bringing innovation to a luxury market. [They are] sophisticated and exciting, they have surpassed being emerging designers and are growing into dynamic businesses, compelling even the most seasoned fashion retailers and journalists to sit up and take note.’
He’s had a brilliant year, seeing his business grow and grow, both at home in London, where his shows are the hottest ticket of fashion week, as well as being Donatella Versace’s right hand man over in Milan, where he heads up the design team for Versace’s second line, Versus. Kane's latest collection for Resort 2012 is an absolute riot of rainbows! Below is one of the creations modelled by Beth Ditto who is at the front of what we expect to be a long queue of celebrities!