Kane tends to pick themes for his collections, and some are more successful than others. One of the launching points this season was Planet of the Apes (seriously), but that’s almost incidental. The clothes were exciting and original, ethereal and origamilike in their deft, light, precise layers. They were sometimes paired with a clumsy jungle print, but that didn’t distract from Kane’s evident skill. Kane, who’s not yet 30 and designs with his sister, still has time to sort through the universe of influences he’s so enamored of to develop a personal signature. In the meantime, the experimentation is fantastic to watch.
First pet: I have had boxer dogs all my life. My first puppy was called Clyde.
Favorite childhood toy: My sisters’ Cabbage Patch dolls.
Your muse: Right now, Helena Bonham Carter.
Worst vice: Not knowing when to stop eating. I love to indulge.
Designers who most inspired you growing up: Gianni Versace and Helmut Lang.
Cocktail of choice: Espresso martini.
Favorite book: Lolita.
Trend you wish would go away: Neon, for a little while.
Color you can’t resist: Black. I have to wear it every day.