Christopher Kane

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My work life has got a bit glamorous lately. Well, the last three days anyway. My week started by being whisked off to Milan to attend a party thrown by Dodo, the Italian jewellery company. I then flew straight to Edinburgh for Chanel's unbelievably lavish Métier d'Art show (I'm still not sure if that really happened? It was dream-like). Then finally it was back to London for two pressing Italian engagements: Christmas drinks hosted by Dolce & Gabbana, and later on that evening, a candlelit supper in Burlington Arcade with Salvatore Ferragamo.

My Secret Life: Christopher Kane, fashion designer, 28

Christopher Kane was born in 1982. In 2000, he moved from the Scottish village of Newarthill to London where he studied womenswear at Central Saint Martins. Kane trained with Giles Deacon and Russell Sage before setting up his own label when he graduated in 2006. In 2007 he was awarded New Designer of The Year at the British Fashion Awards. Kane has designed a taxi 'wrap' for Vodafone London taxis (in which customers can pay via their mobiles). He lives in Dalston, London, with his partner

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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