SCARY MONSTERS AND SUPER CREEPS

Posted on February 17, 2013 by Teresa Cannata'

I’m a total rookie (or a failure, as you wish) when it comes to writing about menswear. It’s a contradiction because I’ve admired men’s clothes since I was a child: my father worked as a tailor when he was a teenager and some of his friends still do that job. Tailoring techniques, pattern-making and the selection of fabrics are like the ingredients of something magic.

I may not be an expert, but I am surely able to appreciate originality. This, combined to pop culture, never fails to impress me. It’s what has happened with the autumn/winter 2013 collection by Christopher Kane, who paid homage to four legendary characters of ¬†horror movies and literature – the Mummy, Dracula, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and the Frankenstein monster. This stylish homage has caught me by surprise, and for this reason I’ve enjoyed it so much.
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