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Fashion

2.22.2017

Runway Rundown: Christopher Kane's Interstellar Crocs [LFW]

When Christopher Kane first revealed his puzzling collaboration with Crocs last season, we patiently awaited the inevitable moment they would be lost in the dusty pages of archived magazines, remembered only as a bad mistake, or a fading trend. But that’s exactly what didn’t happen: This season, for his fall-winter collection, the Scottish designer made a decidedly questionable choice in decorating his sophomore collaboration with the rubbery footwear; he trimmed them in fur.

Thankfully, the rest of this Space Age-inspired collection wasn’t as bad. Aspiring to express a “tougher feminism,” he filled the runway with a range of deconstructed dresses, iridescent knits and oversize sequins; an impressive showcase of his sophisticated eccentricity, even when they developed into a dizzying, quick-fire procession of shimmering silvers and massive sparkling blooms.

Although Christopher Kane managed to never quite go beyond the point of being over-the-top, there were very few moments where simplicity appeared; when it did, however, they reigned above their interstellar counterparts: a black velvet dress revealing the shoulder in confidence, a slinky silver knitted dress, or the recurring UFO prints based on the works of Romanian artist Ionel Talpazan.

As far as galactic feminism goes, this collection was par none.

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