Christopher Kane was born in Newarthill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, the United Kingdom on July 26, 1982. He is a Scottish fashion designer based in London whose brand has now become part of luxury fashion, Kering.
Kane is the youngest of five children of a father who is an engineer and a housewife mother. He attended Taylor High School then went to college and during college, he worked in the designers Russell Sage and Giles Deacon and attracted the attention of Donatella Versace after winning Lancôme Color Award in 2005.
Award for Career Christopher Kane
Shortly after, he won the Harrods Design Award for his MA Graduate collection, which consisted of £ 1,500 and filled the exhibition window at Harrods for 2 weeks from February 24 to March 8, 2006. The collection he exhibited consisted of a long lace dress that decorated with brass rings. After the award, he was immediately hired by Versace to work on the Atelier couture collection. In the same year, he finally graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.
He founded his brand the same year along with his sister, Tammy Kane, who studied at the Scottish College of Textile Design. Tammy Kane runs the financial side of the business and also helps in the process of making and designing the fabric and the brand is rapidly becoming more popular in the fashion arena.
Other awards he got aside from Harrods were awards as Young Designers at the Scottish Fashion Awards. Furthermore, he continued by launching a capsule collection for Topshop, one of the UK’s clothing brands. The second collection, which was exhibited on February 13, 2007, once again received positive reviews from prominent critics.
On November 27, 2007, he was awarded the New Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards. Known really eager to promote the culture of his home country, he was appointed an ambassador to VisitScotland in January 2008. He celebrated Burns Night by exhibiting a special trunk show for the Spring-Summer 2008 collection and hosting exclusively.
Kane also collaborated with Lancôme to create a limited edition lip gloss Juicy Tube with beautiful illustrations printed on a tube along with Kane’s signature and launched in February 2008. On December 2, 2013, Kane was awarded Women’s Designer Wear of the Year in the British 2013 Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum.
Christopher Kane and Sustainable Fashion
In collaboration with Disney in March 2017, he announced collaborating with Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, who was one of the most active and feminist actresses of this generation.
In addition, another design from Christopher Kane that supports sustainable fashion is designing 34 pieces, including shoes, accessories, and backs, in collaboration with Eco-Age, British Council, using environmentally friendly materials such as organic cotton and organic silk satin. Two thumbs up.