Christopher Kane Spring Summer 2021 London Fashion Week. Christopher Kane presented collection “Home Alone” for Spring Summer 2021 season.
“I started to paint in my garden, primarily to pass the time and escape the daily onslaught of the Covid pandemic news and Zoom calls. It was liberating and fun. I would spend most of my day painting faces and mindscapes. Painting during lock down replaced the void of making collections. It became a way to escape my own mind – no rules, deadlines, or pressures. I paint with acrylics, glue, and glitter. The paintings are sticky, messy and the outcome always uncertain, I think that’s why I love it so much. The Brats are a collection of faces inspired by my nieces, sisters, and fashion acquaintances. The mindscapes are a glimpse of my mental state and feelings: frustration, joy, fear, love, boredom, exhilaration, and chaos. Lock down has changed the way I want to work. For SS21 I had zero desire to create a large collection, I want to simplify and reduce output.
The exhibition is a selection of clothes that are extensions of the paintings, some are digitally printed, others hand painted, and some glitter screen prints. They are unique and one of a kind. I suppose you could say it has been a collaboration with myself. Love, Christopher”