There’s never a dull moment in Christopher Kane’s fashion shows. But that notion was especially true during his presentation at this week's London Collections: Men showcase. The designer’s fixation with the past and its reinterpretation into today’s current scene has resulted in the surreal outfits of the Hammer Horror genre for his Fall/Winter 2013 Collection and now in the realm of 1980s computer graphics for his designs in the Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear. Shirts, shorts, pants, blazers, and even scarves serve as a canvas onto which Kane projects his webbed optical illusions of the human countenance. The varying frequency of the graphic waves emulates the image rendering under an infrared filter, a characteristic which Kane wholly takes advantage of by injecting psychedelic gradients of color. Yellows switch to red, reds to pink, and blues to purple, all against a stark black background. Sweatpants and hoodies are monotonically colored so as to balance out the pattern-heavy business wear. The only trait of continuity for these simple pieces is the computer generated human head affixed over the chest. In regards to the footwear, the shoes take on a muted appearance by mimicking the color scheme of the above apparel in the form of moccasins and open-toed sandals. Once again, Christopher Kane has proven his talents in fashioning the trippy and bizarre into urban wear that’s off the hook.
Christopher Kane - Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear Collection | Runway Show