Almost All-Black Everything From Christopher Kane
For a collection with so many new ideas to offer, it was a little bit of a surprise that Christopher Kane's Fall 2014 show started with nothing but black. For nine exits, the British designer showed almost exclusively dark pieces: black sweatshirts, black topcoats, black skirts, all-black everything. He eventually injected a bright shade of lime green in the form of a knit sweater with holes in the arms accented by ruffles. Kane also introduced his first collection of leather goods — mainly small, top-handled handbags and a few smart wristlet clutches. But perhaps the biggest story here was a selection of dresses that came at the end of the show featuring layer after layer of chain-stitched organza. If anything, these clothes were fresh, fashionable, and just forward-thinking enough to keep us guessing what Kane might bring us next.