After 23 of his Spring collection pieces were stolen from his studio just a little over a week ago, Christopher Kane set out to recreate everything, with only days before his presentation. Many would have folded under such pressure, but Kane pulled it off.

The 25-year-old designer presented a ruggedly feminine rock'n'rolly collection full of python printed chiffon, ripped denim, and ruffles galore. Although he's only shown a couple of times since graduating from design school, Kane quickly became associated with body conscious, up-to-there mini dresses. This collection was a departure from that silhouette: skirts were tiered, sweatshirts baggy, and everything was more loosened up. In summary, this garb was definitely not what was expected, but that just keeps everyone on their toes.

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