>> Key, statement or show piece – that's the sort of language that peppers fash-journo speak when it comes to describing that one item of clothing which is decreed more special than the others because of its visual appeal. You can add "hero piece" to that pile of jargon. I've annoyingly taken to calling this Christopher Kane gaffered, laced and crystal-adorned pink organza jacket my hero piece, as if it were saving me from a daily bufuddlement of not knowing what ot put on. Even the act of using exaggerated dialogue in person when it comes to clothing makes me cringe a little (this doesn't excuse me from the sort of people that say things like "I die I die I die I die!" of "OMG THAT'S SO MAJ!") but there's no denying that this is magnificent as items of clothing go. It's the sort of thing that sits in your wardrobe and you can't help but take it out more often than necessary just to look at it. That's what I did when I first got my hands on it. Just look at it. Take it in. Oh, and check how I was going to iron the damn thing with all that black vinyl tape.
I've also now fulfilled my wish of wanting to be wrapped up like a Chrissy Kane sick n' twisted pressie as I paired the coat with an equally intriguing ruffled plastic clutch, the crystallised bow top by Toga, a pair of I've-not-washed-these-for-months J Brand jeans and some more Chris Kane going back a previous S/S collection when his vision for prettiness was a little more innocent. A pair of pink Sheriff & Cherry glasses and the Ryan Storer crystal earcuff completes this saccharine ode to pinky punky ambition.
Photograph by Diego Zuko for Harper's Bazaar US