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The Christopher Kane for NARS Collection: Neon X Nude

NARS have just launched their latest range NEONEUTRAL, a collaborative range with British designer, Christopher Kane for Spring/Summer 2015. Consisting of Eye Shadows, Blushes, best-selling Illuminating Multiples and ultra shine Lip Glosses; the collection colours vary from violet, to bright pink and also contrasting nudes like soft beige.

This limited edition collection plays on the coming together of unexpected shades, which sees neon and nude shades work in conjunction for that signature Christopher Kane unexpected look.


Words: Sarah Jones

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Honing together the efforts of the upcoming design elite is always going to create an explosion of a show, and CSM AW14 proved no different. The MA showcase combined the talent of eleven finalists who competed for the L'oreal Professionnel Creative Award with Central Saint Martins MA Fashion Course. With alumni of the institution including the likes of Stella McCartney, Jonathan Saunders and Alexander McQueen, it's little surprise that the collections were forward-thinking and raw. Of the students, the two who snapped up the L'oreal prize were Michael Power and Ondrej Adamek; a decision that was ultimately decided on by none other than CSM alumni Christopher Kane. The decision cannot have been an easy one, to say the least - just feast your eyes on the collections we were graced with:

Teruhiro Hasegawa


Outlining the collection with a steady theme of bodycon nylon, especially mildly bizarre head socks, the Japanese designer conveyed a penchant for striking monochrome with red accenting throughout. With a swathing of floating fabrics, the pieces held a strict oxymoron between ethereal and futurism.

Drew Henry


Chloé Award winner, Drew Henry, is no stranger to success. A luxurious take on the utility trend, Henry juxtaposes satiny box-shaped jackets with fur accents. And by accents, we mean: heels, dresses, gloves, panels - the lot.

Graham Fan


Using a selection of tightly woven panels, this monochrome-meets-metallics collection definitely brought the term 'fierce' to mind - using thick neckpieces and silver accents which in turn, brought about visions of armour and even chain-mail.

Jessica Mort


As the proud recipient of the Stella McCartney scholarship, Jessica Mort's fringe-heavy collection was bound to be an eye-catcher. Using an amalgamation of rich reds, blues and greens with consistent white 'shredder' fringing, the pieces hit postmodern proportions - whilst retaining the traditional collar.

Anita Hirlekar


With accolades including the receipt of the Isabella Blow Foundation MA Fashion Fund, and winning J.Crew's Cashmere Project, Hirlekar had a bar to surpass with this collection - and she succeeded. The heavily embroidered collection revealed endless hours of crafting, with a colour palette as rich as the detailing.

Nayuko Yamamoto


Asymmetrical geometric shapes tied together the basis of Yamamoto's collection: white block cut-outs strewn upon oversized floral foil gowns. Layering played its part, matching or colour-blocking trousers set against the predominantly silver foil-look bodies.

Fiona Blakeman


Another recipient of the Isabella Blow Foundation MA Fashion Fund, Blakeman's work this season focused primarily around a beige colour scheme with mesh cut-outs, to such an extent that it conjured images of uh, giraffes. The often revealing cut-outs brought a risqué feel to what otherwise could've been a quiet collection.

Rory Parnell-Mooney


A clean-cut, angular take on monk-esque robes was presented by L'oreal Professionnel Scholarship winner Parnell-Mooney. With a focus on AW14 'IT' colour, blue - the pieces incorporated layering and floating panels throughout.

Serena Gili


Holder of both a Sarabande MA Scholarship and winner of J.Crew's Cashmere Project, Gili's collection did not disappoint. With a truly intricate collection, featuring a heavy array of different details, beaded net sweaters and reflective lampshade skirts - there was plenty to feast the eyes upon.

Ondrej Adamek


One of the joint winners of the competition, this collection by Adamek was a storm. Using bold geometric but almost even floral shapes - to such an extent they practically obscured models' vision - the pieces were bold in the AW14 hues of cobalt blue and pink. Vertical stripes adorned slim-fit dresses and promise dripped from every inch of fabric.

Michael Power


The other proud winner of the L'oreal Professionnel Creative Award, Power's collection lived up to his namesake - bold, almost tribal detailing over floating monochrome dresses. Teamed with quirky block shoes and robust jewellery, we're going to see a lot more from this designer in the future.

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Words: Ebony Lauren Nash | Fashion Week Press | @Ebzo

Images: Rosemary Pitts |Fashion Week Photographer|@rosemarypitts_

According to the French Magazine Le Nouvel Observateur Christopher Kane is front runner in the race to be Balenciaga's new creative director with rumours stating he could be starting from as early as the 1st of December.

The bombshell announcement at the beginning of November was Nicolas Ghesquière's departure from the Parisian fashion label Balenciaga where had been at the helm of the brand for a lengthy 15 years.

Other favourites to replace Ghesquière include the New York-based Alexander Wang and Joseph Altuzarra, although it's not clear when or if any news will be announced with no official comments being released from Balenciaga just yet.

Christopher Kane is currently working for Versace's Versus after being selected by Donatella herself to re-launch the line in 2009.

christopher kane for dior?It seems that this is the week that everyone is decided to jump ships from their current fashion jobs for pastures new and now it seems Christopher Kane could be moving to Dior.

It's been a busy week for fashion job resignations first of all Raf Simons announced he was leaving Jil Sanders then Stefano Pilati announced he's leaving YSL and if rumours are to be believed Kane could now be stepping over to Dior.

Rumours are flying about that Kane is about to take over the role that John Galliano left vacant at Dior when went on a racist rant and ended up having to step down from the role. Whispers have been moving around the fashion world for ages now about who would take over as the head of the fashion house but these are the strongest rumours yet that Dior have finally found a replacement.

Kane, who has already teamed up with the likes of Versace, also dropped a hint himself while doing an interview with Grazia Daily, when asked who he'd like to see replace Galliano he said, ''I don’t want to say. It’s such a hard place to fill and John Galliano was such an amazing designer, so we’ll see.' We shall indeed.

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The Christopher Kane SS12 menswear collection is with us. For mens day at London Fashion Week they took over the Oki-Ni site to highlight what a great collection it was.

Long time fans of Christopher Kane, we are always excited for new collections and this one doesn't disappoint. We have the usual signature Ts that are statement yet totally wearable and a slightly more toned down selection of jackets and lightweight coats and scarfs.

For the Oki-Ni Site take over recent these images were taken (STYLED by Tony Irvine for Christopher Kane) and they look great. The shoot shows brilliantly how the bright bold Ts can be anchored to the ground a little and easily worn every day.

You can shop the collection at Oki-ni now.

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