Jean Genies: Christopher Kane & J Brand Team Up for Barneys Co-op
Considering he’s known for neon, it’s no surprise that Christopher Kane’s Resort 2012 collaboration with J Brand looks like a box of highlighters. “I wanted people to stand up at attention. [Neon] is part of my DNA now,” says Kane of the collection’s day-glo palette, though he prefers when brights “coexist with natural colors.” Aside from the tiny espresso shots at Thursday’s early-morning unveiling at Barney’s brand-new Genes@CO-OP Café, the colors were the only things keeping this weary reporters’ eyes peeled. Oh, and of course the charming Kane himself, who answered an impressive range of questions over breakfast.
Looks from Christopher Kane’s Resort 2012 collaboration with J Brand
Reporters learned that French fries are his favorite American junk food, that he thinks it’s a “shame” that Kate Middleton isn’t working with more designers, and that the Duchess of Cambridge should be more like Michelle Obama. Kane said he “actually gets high off of working,” and that he “learned fashion from TV” while growing up in Scotland. Apparently, True Blood and Walking Dead are among his current favorites, though not many traces of either moody TV show could be seen in this collection. Still, more demure dressers can still find classic denim options in black, white, and blue represented.
The Christopher Kane/J Brand collaboration is in store now and will be available on Barneys’ site on Saturday.