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Christopher Kane celebrates sensuality in London show – Entertainment

LONDON (AP) — The final full day of London Fashion Week featured a stellar show by Christopher Kane, who embraced his favorite theme — sensuality. Pringle of Scotland returned to the London stage with its signature luxury knitwear, while Erdem showed dramatic, full-length dresses and shorter cape outfits. The fashion crowd recovered from a late-night party David and Victoria Beckham threw to celebrate her new collection. The soiree featured a Spice Girls tribute band in drag paying homage to the designer’s pop star past.


Last season’s theme was “sexual cannibalism”; on Monday, Christopher Kane made the “rubberist” fetish a focal point of his new collection. It’s best not to ask too many questions of the cheerful, increasingly popular designer, who earlier built a show around “The Joy of Sex”, a book first published in 1972 that is illustrated with graphic drawings.

The Monday show was eclectic in the extreme. Many models wore what Kane called “large cupcake skirts.” They were short and somewhat structured and paired with low-cut tops or partially sheer body suits.

The pieces were imaginative and revealing: a sweater dress that transitioned into a gauzy fabric as it neared the waist; a lime-green feathery mini-dress; and a regal, dark blue dress with metallic neck decorations that looked like something Cleopatra might have worn.

Kane likes to pair elegant, well-made dresses with slouchy items like tee shirts, in this show often emblazoned with a red “Rubberist” logo.

“This show is called ‘liquid ladies,'” Kane told the Associated Press. “It’s all about the essence of women, of strong women, the fluidity of women. For me, I’ve been around these liquid ladies my whole life. Strength, character. They aren’t really empowered, they’re empowered by themselves.”

He said the show was also about human sexuality and the obsessions that go with

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