Remember those ubiquitous crocodile-print dresses form Christopher Kane for Topshop that were released on September? The ones that were seen on dozens of Brit-fashion-editors during Paris and London fashion week a few seasons ago? Well, if you know what I'm talking about, stay with me, if you don't, click here. Arguably, this line of T-shirts that Kane collaborated with Topshop, along with his main fashion label titled under his name, shown during London fashion week, have successfully gained him new mass-market appeal and devotees everywhere. Thereby Kane became an overnight sensation in London, and mainstream America, every girl wanted to get a piece of the cake.
"I came across these images of nuclear test explosions from the fifties to the seventies on the Internet. I like the crazy-bright chemical colors. The way they're sinister but beautiful." He reveals to Sarah Mover from style.com, concerning the behind inspiration for his 2010 Pre-Spring collection. And those images seem to be the starting point for his new T-shirt line. Although I just seen one of his samples, this cloud-print jersey tee gives his followers a glimpse of what's to come.
The T-shirt business has been a productive medium for high-end designers such as Dolce and Gabbana and Dsquared to launch their brand to a pool of budget-friendly customers, who can't exactly afford one of their $2,000 frocks or $900 stilettos. I mean, Who doesn't own a tee? whether if it's from American Apparel, Fruit Looms or YSL. The t-shirt it's just one of the most iconic, practical pieces of clothing any fashion follower or non-fashion individual could own. It's also valid to add that tees are the easiest to sport, probably after the underwear. You just put it own, pair it with some jeans and you are out the door, voila!. Well this doesn't really happen in every case, but it would be nice enough for everybody to look decent in t-shirts and jeans (Can you imagine Karl Lagerfeld in such ensembles???) don't wait standing.
Not to burst your bubble or anything, but this Christopher Kane tee retails for $265 on net-a-porter.com.