<2nd Jan London> Christopher Kane isn’t one of those designers who uses a pre-collection as a test for the upcoming season. Instead, he’ll revive old ideas that unable to make it into the main line or refer back to favorite shapes and fabrics. It’s kinda smart way, because designers always coming up with so tons of ideas for every season that can’t reveal them all in one collection. Spring’s monster mash came ’round again, this time with Dracula and the Creature From the Black Lagoon on T-shirts, and the specter of the Werewolf lurking behind shredded denims and refined dresses with patches of silk thread designed to fray at the touch of a claw. “I like the look of things worn in,” said Kane, knowing full well it will be a triumph to translate such a notion at retail. This pre fall collection is friendly to our humid hot weather. I love the sheer overlay Kane signature fabric, knee or floor length are both perfect for party night. But one thing ladies, please flatten your abs before squeeze in the dresses, there are some tricky translucent designs at waistline, oops.

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Christopher Kane always surprise me with his crazy new idea. He created a very-eyes-catching collection for Resort 2012, very color popping, sun ray pleating. Yet indivudually must-have-items wannabe for next year summer wardrobe.

“This one crosses the spectrum,” said Kane with a mischievous nod, surrounded by ombré-hued prints, little embroidered dresses, showstopping lamé, colorful cashmere, and vibrant tailoring. “Forgive the pun.” Collaborator Tammy Kane, who frequently finishes her brother’s sentences, elucidated: “There’s something here for the fashion girl, for the office girl, and the older woman. We’ve really had a chance to think about doing all of that now.”