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Christopher Kane’s Pretty Take on Frankenstein — No, Really

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    Perennial London Fashion Week favorite, Christopher Kane’s no stranger to ferocious muses — hello, teeth-baring gorillas — but it wasn’t until a model strutted past in a Frankenstein graphic print top that we finally made sense of the plastic bolts that studded the designer’s anything-but-monstrous bags and frocks in candy-sweet shades of white, pink, and banana yellow.

    Destined to hit any number of cocktail parties next season, the spring '13 collection was unabashedly feminine despite its Mary Shelley influence. One sheath recalled Neapolitan ice cream, with its layers of yellow and pink tinsel over a stark white body. This frothy confection tied into the recurring use of bows — both printed on chiffon sundresses and running across bodices — that were one of the show’s major design elements.

    The other common theme, the aforementioned plastic bolts, gave the collection a futuristic edge and kept Kane's offerings from looking too saccharine. A white injection molded rubber (yes, you heard that right) minidress with a sheer chiffon underlayer also added some adrenaline thanks to its fascinating texture — it almost looked like plastic ties had been linked together to form a dress.

    Finally, we’d be surprised if Kane’s final number, a petal pink sheath covered in daubs of crystals, lace, and deconstructed strips of black tape, didn’t resurface at the punk-themed 2013 Met Gala. Starlets, get your PR on the line now!

    Photo: Courtesy of Christopher Kane
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