It’s been a big year for Scottish designer Christopher Kane: 2013 kicked off with Kering–formerly PPR–taking a majority stake in his company and since then he’s been moving his brand forward at an ever increasing pace.
The latest move for Kane? The official announcement of his very first flagship store, slated to open London’s Mount Street in chic Mayfair. When Kering first bought 51 percent stake in Kane’s company, it was speculated that a flagship was on the agenda, but it will now become a reality by the end of 2014.
Kane, and his sister Tammy who serves as Deputy Creative Director, are obviously thrilled about the flagship. “To have our own retail space gives us the chance to showcase our collections and to really express our vision,” the pair commented. “To open in London first was really important to us as this is where our label was born.”
It’s just one in a string of moves lately that speaks to the expansion of the buzzy brand. This past July, it was announced that the brand had hired a new CEO, sparking rumors that a lower-priced diffusion line could be in the works.
If anything can be judged by the Instagrams from this morning’s Christopher Kane spring 2014 runway (review forthcoming!), there’s also a new focus on accessories, as was speculated. So maybe that lower-priced line isn’t so far-fetched after all! Fingers crossed…