Ready To Wear: A designer link up for those who like their labels discreet
You can't beat a good collaboration, particularly when both sides are close to a fashion follower's heart.
I'm thinking about the now-hard-to-find Lanvin collection for Acne, for example, or indeed Comme des Garçons and Speedo, Converse, Paco Rabanne... The list of luminary names goes on.
And so, this week I bring you fashion's most recent link up, between the designer Christopher Kane and the LA-based purveyor of fine denim, J Brand.
The radiant colouring of the majority of this collection is perhaps best left to those with equally radiant souls. Not mine then. But the fashion desk was collectively sighing at the prettiness of both the shade and texture of these pieces which include not only hotpants but also cycling shorts, skinnies, flares, denim jackets... All have either frayed or over-stitched edges.
And what of the cut? The waistline here is somewhat higher than classic J Brand, which is a relief as muffin-tops are a challenge at all times but when spilling over the edge of some lime-green denim leggings, say, are inadmissible.
For all of those who would like to buy into this offering without indulging in the full-on colour pop, meanwhile, black jeans, dark indigo and faded jeans fit the bill. Just like Kane's knitwear, these allow those who prefer not to wear their label on their sleeve – or their legs – an entry point to one of the brightest talents on the horizon. And for a snip of the price of the main line.
Christopher Kane for J Brand, available at net-a-porter.com, Harvey Nichols, Liberty and Harrods, priced from £205
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