Among many other designers, Christopher Kane created his Spring/Summer 2015 collection as a tribute to former lecturer, Professor Louise Wilson’s death. Kane delved into his Central Saint Martins past, using his key motif of ropes and chords from a former collection based around bondage images from favourite photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. This collection for Spring/Summer 2015, again draws inspiration from the same motif, tying his past to the present whilst bringing Wilson’s legacy forward that she left with former students she taught.
Kane opted for a simple and sophisticated palette of colours and fabrics. Rich burgundy, cream, black and lilac in slinky silk, chiffon and leather. There were twin suits, leather separates and luxurious A-line dresses where the silk and chiffon were bound together through ropes and chord like stitching. He hinted to life breaking outwards, tulle peaked out of the edge of a hem, creeped up over the side of a collar; a controlled explosion to the simple yet respectful and desirable collection. There were no challenging or dynamic pieces this time around, just a beautiful ode to a friend.