One Decade Of Christopher Kane
Designer Celebrates With Sportswear Capsule Collection

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Ten years have passed since his London Fashion Week debut in 2006; time enough for Christopher Kane to firmly position his namesake brand as one of London’s most lauded houses. The Glasgow-born, Central Saint Martins trained designer‘s work is stocked internationally in its own Mayfair boutique with interiors designed by John Pawson. To celebrate a decade of thought-provoking, beautiful and inspired collections, Kane has delved deep into his East London based company archives, zoning in on whimsical prints of seasons past. The result is a capsule collection of ten sweatshirts, each bearing a signature print from Kane’s milestone collections.

“There was a lot of debate with my studio team over which prints to choose but in the end it was very easy; each print means something to me and says so much about me, my interests and my collections over the last 10 years’, the designer explained his decision making process when preparing 10 Capsule, which is available from today. “We wanted to celebrate some of our most iconic and popular prints with the 10 capsule and felt the sweatshirt is something you can wear with anything. We wanted it to be both fun and functional, something easy to wear, which you can dress up or down’. The roaring chimp from Kane’s Spring / Summer 2009 collection makes a re-appearance, this time printed on a glossy sating front, while a floral bouquet first seen on the Autumn / Winter 2010 catwalk is now recreated in satin stitch embroidery. When designing, Kane’s many inspiration can come from far afield – case in point is the Autumn/Winter 2013 Brain print, a reference to MRI scan images and now digitally printed on a satin front, There are floral stickers in homage to Kane’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection and vintage schoolgirl scrapbooks; Autumn/Winter 2014 took it decidedly more scientific approach to flowers by examining the reproductive system of plants and buds.

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