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LFW SS2012: Feminine prints on industrial cuts at Christopher Kane

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The ongoing trend for Spring 2012, as we have seen in the collections we’ve reviewed like a cohesive, must-do-this-to-get-on-the-official-schedule theme at London Fashion Week, is contrast.

Opposing prints, ideologies, and design philosophies combine to make an eclectic mix of pristine styles – it’s like the English capital’s designers have been hardwired to do exactly that. Christopher Kane, now the designer of Versace’s diffusion brand Versus, is no different.

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Kane’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection featured florals – groundbreaking – on almost industrial cuts. Not a lot of curves or elaborate details, just metallic fabrics in very linear silhouettes that help counter the femininity of the flowers. The round-neck coat gets a modern update with diagonal slits that give the illusion of a lapel, crafted in a cool blue floral brocade pattern that’s as icy as the garment’s die-hard fan – Anna W – gets.

Other than bedazzled jeans and the sheer flower power raincoat and apron-y dress that are more the stuff of pre-school toddlers than designer RTW afficionados (and that we hope we’d never see again), Kane’s Spring line is as strong as any of our London Fashion Week favourites.

Photos by Duilio Marconi, exclusive to La Moda Dubai

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