C/FAN's Spring Line Gives The Kaleidoscope A Run For Its Money

The latest collection from C/FAN boasts vibrant, saturated prints that aren't your typical borrowed-from-abroad derivatives. These graphics were instead inspired by language — and one that's far removed from the label's midwestern point of origin.
Designer Christina Fan looked to the South American Quechua dialect, particularly their word "k'anchaypacha," to guide her creative vision for her spring/summer collection. The definition: light is a dynamic element with its own life force. The interpretation: Rainbow Brite designs that definitely take on a life of their own on flowing caftans, frocks, and tunics.
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But, as vivid and vivacious as those may be, the idea of k'anchaypacha is also reflected elsewhere in quieter pieces featuring sturdier fabrics and delicate tailoring. We love this fresh take on multicultural fashion –– but tell us what you think. Get an eye-full in our slideshow, browse the C/FAN collection here, and share your thoughts below. And more importantly, do you think that fashion can engage non-Western ideas without reducing them?
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