“We were looking at an aesthetic that is quite brutal and beautiful this season,” says Christopher Kane. “We really wanted an idea of a heroine from the factory floor, like the women who craft and have always crafted the incredible historical fabrics found in the collection. We wanted Cara to evoke that spirit; she’s young, fearless, an ordinary girl from Alabama, but at the same time an extraordinary girl. She personifies that attitude of the Christopher Kane girl, something quite indomitable.”
Featuring the model Cara Taylor, with photography by Alasdair McLellan, the latest Christopher Kane campaign emphasises once more the unconventional beauty and spirit of the brand. Inspired by portraiture of Viv Nicholson in the industrial settings of the North of England – alongside her determination as an ordinary girl to live an extraordinary life – the campaign similarly celebrates the idea of an idiosyncratic working class heroine. Wearing the Autumn-Winter ‘17 ‘Craft and Work’ collection, with its Gainsborough Silks and shot taffetas in workwear inflected silhouettes, the Christopher Kane girl makes her own world, has her own elegance, and doesn’t give a damn what anybody else might think of her.
Autumn Winter 2017 available soon
Photography: Alasdair McLellan
Model: Cara Taylor
Art Direction: Jo-Ann Furniss
Hair: Anthony Turner
Make up: Lynsey Alexander