Christopher Kane is cooking. After debuting a second successful runway collection, and getting editorial press with the speed of Lance Armstrong on flat pavement, Kane launches a cashmere line next season with Johnstons of Elgin. The Scottish wool company will provide the raw materials for Kane and his design team, promoting the Scottish wool industry and keeping Kane's business within his home country - and lowering his carbon footprint by reducing shipping. The move reminds us of Josh Goot's partnership with Australian Wool Innovation, the Oz alliance of sheep farmers that got a big boost when Goot made an entire collection of Aussie merino wool. Their coupling even extended to Josh's Target range, though Christopher Kane's new cashmere will probably cost as much as his other clothes (and that's a lot). Still, investing in Christopher Kane cashmere is far less daunting than buying one of his leather dresses - and unless you're Carine, you'll get a lot more wear from your new Scottish sweater...
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