The fashion world's been waiting for ages to get a glimpse of Christopher Kane's Versus collection for Versace. Last season, the duo teased us with a peek at killer shoes and bags, as black and studded and sexy as expected. But this Sunday, he and the boss lady finally revealed the whole thing during a presentation in Milan. In the video, he talks to The Guardian's Jo Jones about the process, the importance of Donatella, and why he steers clear of too much color (to showcase his almost manic attention to detail). A few of the dresses actually bear a striking resemblance to Kane's Topshop collection, with their lace panelling and detached sleeves and of course all of them sort of scream sex. Red carpets should be flooded in no time.
Christopher Kane and Versus Part Ways
Before the rumors about Christopher Kane going to Balenciaga were squelched (a spokesperson for Kane said that the report was "unfounded") I wondered: If Kane was going to helm Balenciaga, what would happen to Versus, the kid-sister Versace line he's designed for the past six seasons? Surely, he couldn't carry on designing three lines. Even though today brings no new developments regarding who will replace Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga, Versace has announced that Christopher Kane will be leaving Versus in what WWD is describing as a "mutual agreement" between Kane and Donatella Versace. It's a "mutual agreement" because there was no termination of contract--Versus is simply taking a different tack.