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The Christopher Kane Resort 2014 Collection is Inspired by Mondri

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: • References: style and wwd
The Christopher Kane Resort 2014 collection uses a palette of primary colors and shapes that you’d see in a Piet Mondrian painting. The garments play with a mix of striped elements and lacy weaves that seem to reveal quite a bit of the wearer’s body below.

The garments take inspiration from flat De Stijl-like imagery and transform them to look more like computer-generated wireframe forms. Although Mondrian’s art and computer graphics can be very sharp and geometric, this collection has a softness to it. Lace-like textures and the inclusion of shapes like florals and the female form lend to the delicacy of the collection, which provide a contrast to the brightly saturated colors of the dresses. This is a beautiful mix of natural and man-made inspirations.