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Christopher Kane

The upstart designer built a reputation for innovative textiles and youthful shapes; Kering became a majority owner in 2013.

Vital statistics

  • 2006 Established
  • Private Type
  • London, United Kingdom HQ
  • Kering Parent Group

Key people

  • Tammy Kane Business Partner

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

Christopher Kane (born 26 July 1982) is a Scottish fashion designer based in London whose brand is now part of Kering.

While studying at Central Saint Martins, Kane worked for fellow designers Russell Sage and Giles Deacon, and attracted the attention of Donatella Versace by winning the Lancôme Colour Award in 2005.

Kane established his namesake label in 2006, with his sister, Tammy Kane, who studied at the Scottish College of Textile Design, running the financial side of the business and also assisting in his fabric creation and design process.

In April 2006, Kane was awarded the Young Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards. Subsequently, the designer launched a capsule collection for British high-street clothing store Topshop. On 27 November 2007, he was awarded New Designer of The Year at the British Fashion Awards.

On 15 January 2013, Kering (previously known as PPR) and Kane jointly announced that they have signed an agreement by which Kering acquires 51% of the designer's luxury brand, in order to develop the business in partnership with its creator. Kering plans to open Kane’s first freestanding boutique.

Kane was awarded the Women’s Wear Designer of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum in December 2013.

Source: Wikipedia

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