If there is one designer that has really mastered print and how to use it properly, it would have to be Christopher Kane. Print in some form or another has featured in all of his menswear shows, with previous season’s including bright floral, beautiful space photographs and animal faces and shapes. This season was no different.
For his autumn/winter 2015 collection, Christopher Kane’s prints took on a more graphic shape. A sharp geometric cube design appeared on everything from tailored trousers to short sleeved shirts and to great effect on the knitwear where it had been engrained into the design.
This print created a super minimal effect which fits in well with Kane’s shows which are always tightly curated and crisp. This crispness was heightened with the tailoring which was sublimely executed.
The dark navy and grey tones made this a collection that is highly desirable for this autumn, if you are looking to tread that fine line between street wear and tailoring then this is the one for you.
High waisted narrow trousers and neat on point blazers were made softer by the patterned sweaters, button up shirts and a simple T shirt. The geometric shape also evokes something of that “geek chic” trend that we have seen disappearing over previous seasons and definitely adds an interesting element to what you are wearing.
The print makes what could be mundane (tailored trousers and a blazer) into a cool talking point. Kane himself spoke about the collection: “I love detail, especially the sort of embellishment that can transform a garment instantly.”
The only decision that you need to make is whether to opt for a simple T shirt and pair of tailored trousers, or go all out and immerse yourself in that graphic print.