Christopher Kane

Cruise 2017: Gucci takes over Westminster Abbey

Instead of roaming wide across the world, key luxury brands have chosen to present their 2017 resort season wares in and around London. They’re imbued with a touch of eccentric Britishness – but they’re geared to the rich tastes of the capital’s burgeoning number of billionaires, both residents and tourists, says Alexander Fury

Agenda: Christopher Kane; Douglas Booth; Kapow Comic Con; Martin

He's been taking inspiration from SodaStreams, and Christopher Kane's prospects certainly couldn't be fizzier: having scooped the British Fashion Council's annual Fashion Fund award, the Scottish prodigy stole the show at London Fashion Week with his granny-chic crochet knits and sequinned sheer dresses adorned with liquid-filled plastic detailing. And lest anyone forget he has the commercial instinct to match his creative nous, today sees the Milan launch of his latest collection for Versace's revitalised diffusion line Versus – kan-ing it, indeed.

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Diary: Cash pours into Pol's pot

"It" curator Vlad Restoin Roitfeld isn't big on self-congratulation. "I don't celebrate if I make a big sale," he assured me at the lavish party for Mother of Pouacrus, his exhibition of hip French artist Nicolas Pol's paintings (£20k-£40k each) at London's Old Dairy, attended by the likes of Tom Ford, Christopher Kane and, er... Johnny Borrell.