Sunday 19 January 2020

Clever Couture: Christopher Kane from catwalk to high street

Jacket, €25, and shorts, €13, both at Penneys, 47 Mary Street, Dublin 1 and branches. Sandals, €68, at Topshop.com and 7 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 and branches.
Jacket, €25, and shorts, €13, both at Penneys, 47 Mary Street, Dublin 1 and branches. Sandals, €68, at Topshop.com and 7 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 and branches.

Niamh O'Rourke

Scottish designer Christopher Kane sent an army of glistening floral brocades down the catwalk for his SS12 show.

Shimmering lurex fabrics in electric blue, golden yellow and icy mint illuminated the runway. But what really stood out is the slashed detailing, origami-style folds and sharp tailoring; an inspired twist on the perennial floral theme.

Never one to play strictly by the rules, cricket jumpers and pool shoes were thrown into the mix too.

These floral print shorts and matching blazer from Penneys are one of the store's hottest duos for the season. At €13 and €25 respectively, they'll perk up your wardrobe without a noticeable tug on your purse strings. Take inspiration from Christopher Kane by adding a touch of shimmer with these metallic sandals and pull back your tresses in a side-parted sweep to complete the look.

Irish Independent

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