Christopher Kane is the man of the moment and on every fashion editor’s lips. Why, you may ask, since he hasn’t produced season upon season of the most delectable clothes, or indeed proven himself as a style leader extraordinaire? For a start, the 23-year old recent Central Saint Martins graduate made heads turn with his graduate MA collection and shooting Harper’s Bazaar covergirl Kate Bosborth wearing one his signature dresses.It should be no mean feat, then, that after his graduation Donatella Versace personally called him to tell him how much she admires his work, or that Anna Wintour invited him to join her front row at the Versace show.

Kane has a design all his own and style-industry insiders have been going wild for his short-as-you-like corseted dresses of lace in nude hues with bold brass-ring detailing. For his graduate show, he was influenced by a fantastic concoction that includes Picasso drawings; Gianni Versace’s early work and a fascination with American beauty-pageant costumes, according to Harper’s Bazaar.Kane is currently enjoying a one-year mentorship and consultancy job, during which he will have access to the magnificent Versace archives and gain invaluable insight into running a hugely successful fashion house.

Throughout his time at Central St Martins, Christopher won numerous awards for his illustration work as well as winning the annual Lancôme Colour Awards both in 2004 and 2005 for his original designs. His work was spotted by one of the judges at Lancôme Nov 05 show and brought it to the attention of Donatella Versace. This led to Versace sponsorship for his MA collection and job offer on completion of MA.

Christopher Kane will be showing his debut Spring/Summer 07 solo show this forthcoming September 2006 supported by Canderel and New Generation – Topshop sponsorship in association with the British Fashion Council.