Last month’s JOYCE Creative Salon launched the first in a series of intellectual exchanges, in which Christopher Kane shared his views on modern luxury being a personal experience. This theory seems to have been directly applied to the design process in his SS16 collection:
“Crash and repair; that’s what we kept saying to each other,” says Christopher Kane of this season’s collection. “With everything that has happened to us over the last few months the crash became the metaphor, especially through the influence of John Chamberlain’s sculptures.”
“Then there is the idea of creation coming from that destruction, the repair making something new. I have always been interested in outsider art, particularly the Scottish artist Scottie Wilson – Picasso collected him.”
JOYCE is dedicated to nurturing talents, seeking to introduce a refined edit of designs to our customers. Flying highlight pieces in from London to our Hong Kong stores, customers were able to preview Kane’s SS16 collection, enabling them to feel, try on and understand the latest designs in person.
From womenswear, neon silk lace is combined with PVC plastic; institutional restraints metamorphose into decoration; blown-up bacterial blobs begin as patterns and become new forms of ‘x-ray’ lace garment. The men’s selection echoed with the women's offering: multi-coloured ‘bolster' knits and 'broken bolster’ prints, trims and embroideries are intertwined with unexpected proportions as well as the shock of colour and pattern. Both collections embody a myriad of elements, which are carefully executed to portray the “crash and repair” message.
Styling Photography: Fione Torre
Creative Direction: Sylvain Claverson of Spleen Factory
Styling: Lucienne Leung-Davies