Christopher Kane, the label, was launched in 2006. It was begun almost immediately after Christopher Kane’s graduation from Central Saint Martins, capitalising on the success of his award winning MA collection that had already garnered much media attention. The designer has always been acknowledged as both a precocious and truly gifted talent. Christopher Kane has quickly matured and grown to become one of the powerhouse labels of British fashion with one of the biggest international profiles. The catwalk shows during London Fashion Week, are a widely acknowledged highlight of the international show schedule. Meanwhile, Christopher Kane, the designer, has been the recipient of many industry accolades and awards including three British Fashion Awards and the prestigious Vogue Fashion Fund.
Since its inception the company has expanded from producing bi-annual Spring-Summer, Autumn-Winter Womenswear collections into Resort, Pre-Fall and Menswear offerings. Christopher Kane’s men’s business was prompted by many men starting to buy the women’s t-shirts and sweatshirts, particularly the iconic ‘Monkey’ tees of Spring-Summer 2009 with a resultant demand for larger sizes. Introduced in 2010, Spring-Summer 2011 saw the men’s collection debut. Since then the men’s business has flourished and more encapsulates its own world; it has been produced as regular bi-annual collections since its inception and counts Jay-Z among its many fans. Developing his precocious, playful signatures of constant innovation, rebellious attitude and off-the-cuff skill, Christopher Kane’s men’s clothing continues to surprise and seduce with its distinct, graphic driven, seasonal propositions.
Christopher Kane won BFC British Collection of the Year at the British Fashion Awards 2009, the New Establishment award at the British Fashion Awards 2011 and Womenswear Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards 2013.