>> I feel like these images aren't doing the new Versus A/W 10-11 collection by Christopher Kane any justice whatsoever but I also couldn't really hold onto these images which I had snapped at the sneak preview of Versus on Thursday night.  I'll be adding more official looking images later on when I get them but for now, whilst the presentation is wrapping up in Milano and I'm back in London timing my posts, here are some inklings of the collection. 

Christopher Kane was also there on Thurs himself and I think I may have donned a slightly ridiculous expression where I put both of my hands to my face, widened my eyes and declared "This is all…. 'mazing!".  There you go, word of the day.  I am but a reduced fashion lemming, showering praises of "Hot!" and "'mazing!" on all and sundry.  Or at the very least, all things that Mr Kane touches.  That sounds a tad like a fashion sheep but if I thought the last Versus collection by Kane was spot-on, then this one which is more evolved and extensive, hones in on that spot with micro precision.  It manages to fuse both elements of Kane's own aesthetic and Versace's heritage into exactly how I'd envision the new generation of Versus should be…

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The pics above and the one below gives an idea of the palette… both bright and subdued.  Again, a shade red that I'm not turned off by.  Wonders of all wonders…

And the shapes and fabrics rein in all the things that are apt for the melting pot of Kane and Versace. 

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Bruce Weber prints on tees and bags (Kane of course is no stranger to the power of a printed tee…)

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These are just a FEW of the styles of shoes and it needs to be said, there are many, MANY more… mostly involving straps, lace-ups, satin, velvet and metal toe-caps…

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I thought the flat chelsea boots with a giant Swarovski crystal were the flat boots of my dreams… no, these navy beauties have come swooping in to replace them. 

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**EDIT** I've added more pics here just because my ones are a bit too highly contrasted and in no way do I want to ruin the perfect shades of forest green, plum, orange-based red and cyan and navy Kane has picked out for the collection…

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Comments (76)

  1. Carly Day says:

    I love this colour palette, its so moody. I want the dress with the silver metallic skirt, your so lucky to have seen this collection in the flesh (fabric).
    http://www.dressedupdown.blogspot.com

  2. I love these shots… Some real amazing pieces!

  3. Gon says:

    Yeah, the color palette is gorgeous, very different but i’m not so sure, i mean i like the cage-ish dresses and the printed tee is my fave but the rest.. humm!?
    kiss kiss,
    http://www.dimogonda.blogspot.com

  4. Shini says:

    your photos do do justice! Oh velvet with chiffon and leather, how scrumptious, and he just does not disappoint with the photographic pattern, does he!

  5. Oh my, I am REALLY into all of this, my mouth was literally wording ‘wow’ as I looked at these photos. I don’t even have a spot of critique in me (and I am usually a tad nitpicky), this is just really something else. The dresses particularly impress me; the cage-styles, pleated skirts and beautiful draping…it almost feels as if it is too good to be true!

  6. Uh, iLike a lot! Totally your style, i.e. “‘mazing” is justified 😉
    I would however go for the t-shirt! Do you think velvet will hold until next winter?

  7. moi says:

    love the Kane tees us boys can don!!! Although £195 for a tee is rather excessive?

  8. dust says:

    Ha,ha, the power of Italian luxury, hard to resist! The secret is actually in quality, something that only the big guns can sustain, unfortunately.

  9. Clare says:

    I don’t think Kane can ever do wrong, the man is a genius.
    This collection is utterly beautiful, even down to the toe of the boot. WANT!
    iliketweet.blogspot
    x

  10. Oh love the constructions and the color palette…
    The boots and the bags are just delish!
    thank you for sharing
    http://misanthropicpulp.blogspot.com/

  11. Joy D. says:

    The pictures are a little contrasted but they still detail some of the best parts about the collection: Christopher Kane prints, cage bodices, and body armour shoes (check the metal plates on the toe!). Not a big fan of the bags.

  12. Kathy says:

    Holy Moly! I would have had the exact same expression as you on seeing this expression, hands on my face too. Freaking perfection. Thanks for posting these. You just made my day.

  13. Hal says:

    The printed t-shirts and bags are ace. I like it overall!
    http://www.halcoholic.com

  14. KD says:

    I LOVE Versus under Christopher Kane, and I do think that everything is indeed super ht and absolutely ‘mazing!

  15. katherine says:

    were to start?
    love the velvets dresses speccially the blue and purple, the boot were to dia for, killing outfits
    thepinktinyelephant.blogspot.com

  16. katherine says:

    sorry forget to mention the handbags, of course the second best of all…
    thepinktinyelephant.blogspot.com

  17. You go girl.
    We run into each other backstage at Fashion East.
    I shot with Lulu and posted it.
    The revolution is here.

  18. Winnie says:

    Oh my goodness, Kane did it again. I love the fact that the colours are like you said, ‘both subdued ad bright’!

  19. Trashtastika says:

    OMG! I’m in LOVE with that silver jacket!! And dress, and the blue ones, and the orange/red ones… Love the strapping/cagework and the colours..like some other readers, not fond of the bags and the cowboy elements. The rest of the colection is futuristic – stick to one theme, Mr Kane!

  20. Lauren says:

    i love love love the shoes!!!!

  21. china says:

    MY GOSH you are 1 lucky girl. Great photos it did him more justice then you think.
    mavenmadonaya.blogspot.com

  22. Fentk says:

    Love the Jacket.

  23. Dani says:

    he really knows how to get it done.
    love those cage dresses.

  24. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  25. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  26. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  27. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  28. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  29. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  30. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  31. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  32. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  33. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  34. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  35. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  36. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  37. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  38. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  39. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  40. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  41. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  42. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  43. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  44. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  45. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  46. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  47. TEE & FAME says:

    Love the colour scheme and all the corsetty dresses and shoes!
    Stace x

  48. Clare says:

    The colour pallette is wonderful! I love that shade of red. It’s the perfect shade.
    More than anything though, I love the mixture of textures in the fabrics used. I may have to give in to the velvet…
    Clare x

  49. Rosie says:

    the pannelling and the velvet and the blue and the bralet detailing and the pleated skirts all look quite DIVINE, the man is a working demon at the moment! but do you know, i liked his take on florals but was a bit dubious, but this collection fulfils all my secret, suppressed sci-fi princess dreams, hubba hubba.
    http://fanfareforlibrarians.wordpress.com/

  50. Calypso says:

    Wow soo pretty up close 🙂
    Love the dresses and thoseprinted bags…. Yum.
    Love from CAlypso
    http://fireworksinmyheart.blogspot.com/

  51. Fayoona says:

    ga, those boots have velvet. VELVET! and the dresses.. words fail me.
    xx fi
    http://saveourshoes.blogspot.com
    ps I saw you at LFW and gave you a funny look as i couldnt figure out how i knew you, then i remembered. apologies for the funny look. you looked brill!

  52. sarah says:

    oh wow, velvet, underwear as outerwear and cage detailing. i love it.
    http://pullupyoursocksgirl.blogspot.com

  53. The clothes aren’t for me for lots of reasons but it is truly a wonderful selection and a great output from Kane – perfectly makes Versus relevant again!

  54. Achilleas says:

    i love the dresses and the boots. the remind me of madonna in the 90s
    http://thestyleparticle.blogspot.com

  55. Electric pleated full skirts! I am in love. And I agree about the flat boots. Those look so you.

  56. Sylvia etc says:

    Super-cool ! totally encapsulates the Versus original spirit, spot-on like you say!
    am really seduced by the bold colours on the silk satin dresses, gorgeous!
    http://www.sylviaetc.blogspot.com

  57. Gem Fatale says:

    Oh my giddy aunt this collection has got my pulse racing! It’s insane!
    Thanks for these pictures!
    xo

  58. Rai says:

    All this collection is amazing!But this electric blue dress is something else!
    I wanted to let you know that Vogue Hellas dedicated 2 pages to fashion bloggers, and of course you were in there, you can take a look over here if you are interested 🙂
    http://styleagenda.blogspot.com/
    xxx

  59. Giovanna says:

    I love these photos! I almost feel I’m touching these gorgeous pieces!
    xo
    Giovanna
    http://www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

  60. woooow those corset cage dresses are amaazing! saving those pictures on my computer 🙂

  61. M says:

    those shoes are my favorite part, velvet again ja! and pleats, really cool

  62. a la mode says:

    Wow all these pieces look incredible! Your right, the pictures don’t do them justice!
    http://girlalamode.blogspot.com/

  63. Joy Oelen says:

    Wow the long shirt is great! Have to get that

  64. Gem Fatale says:

    You’ve inspired me to post about Versus! I’ve linked back to this post.
    http://gemfatale.blogspot.com/2010/03/versus-you-make-me-curse-us-my-purse-us.html
    x

  65. Love the dresses. You’ve got an eye for up and coming trends for sure, that’s why I love your blog. And, you’re fearless of new and innovate designs. The last boots are gorgeous! Love the toe.

  66. emma says:

    looks like someone is on Donatella’s payroll….

  67. susie_bubble says:

    Emma: Yes, Christopher Kane is….with a fantastic Versus collection…; )

  68. Steph says:

    these clothes are beautiful and your pic are ace. I was taking tons of street style pics myself
    http://www.salonbusiness.co.uk/

  69. Becca says:

    these garments and shoes are breathtaking.

  70. This collection is utterly beautiful, even down to the toe of the boot.

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