Christopher Kane Resort 2010

Pictures from Style.com - click to see the entire collection.

It would be something of an understatement to say that we're just a little bit obsessed with Christopher Kane right now, from his stunning SS09 and FW09 collections, to the injection of cool he gave Versace Versus with the accessories he designed in collaboration with Donatella for the relaunched Versace diffusion line, so it will come as no surprise that we love the resort collection (his first) for 2010 that he's just unveiled.

Thanks to Christopher Kane, this is the first time we've really sat up and paid much attention to a resort collection (a more commercial and sellable mini-collection designers put out, to bridge the gap between fall/winter and spring/summer collections, primarily for the American market where the retail calender is accelerated by about 2 months compared to here; they also often offers a taster of what the full spring/summer collection, yet to be shown, will be like) because we love his eerily beautiful prints based on images of nuclear test explosions (accessed from the Ministry of Defense website) from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

There's just something about the overall aesthetic that we really like, and even though the dresses are much simpler than those shown in his full collections, we still just love the construction and the subtlety of them, with the cut-out slits and nude coloured panels adding an edgier, but never tacky, element to the rather austere, yet quite 'poetic,' beauty of the shapes. The prints are beautifully executed and work well with the shapes, it all feels quite subversive (which always seems to attract us), yet at the same time it is chic, stylish and cool.

As Style.com observes, the only disappointment is that he's not selling the shoes, although we can't help but feel he might have to find a way to change that position given the usual sell-out popularity of his goods..

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