A few weeks ago, I almost tackled down and hugged the FedEx courier to death when he delivered a gift from the Conde Nast and Versace press offices. It felt like Christmas and my Birthday rolled into one hot Summer day, but without sitting on a Santa’s judgmental lap. I rapidly tore into the box to find a buttery soft black leather hobo bag by Christopher Kane for Versus Spring/Summer 2010.
As I stroked and petted my new beauty between the Oohs and Ahhs from the discovery of all the gunmetal chain mail hardware and shiny zippers. I couldn’t help but research all about the line and season filled with a simple and classic color palette of reds, blacks, and a slated green grey. The accents of lace, chain mail, safety pins, grommets and piercings reminded me of that famous safety pin dress Elizabeth Hurley wore in the 90s. Kane was quoted saying “I was inspired by the early Nineties and I really looked into the heritage of the company – like the safety pin details and the lionhead.”
Donatella Versace tapped into Christopher Kane’s talent a season earlier to revive the Versus line. Kane brought a fresh new aesthetic with sexy and feminine silhouettes without the overt fetish look. ”It is emotional for me,” Donatella Versace – who enlisted Kane’s talents for a capsule accessories collection for autumn/winter 2009-10. “He’s a volcano of ideas. He knows how to dress a woman’s body and he looks at young people and the young world, and that’s the future.”
Thank you Conde Nast & Versace for the new arm candy. <3