To celebrate the worldwide release of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in March 2017, British luxury fashion brand Christopher Kane has created a limited edition capsule collection of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear pieces and accessories. Having watched Disney’s timeless tale ‘Beauty and the Beast’ from a young age, Christopher Kane wanted to create a modern day interpretation and wardrobe for the strong, heroic female character. The collection, inspired by the film’s characters and aesthetic, will launch in stores and online March 16th, offering an elegant and modern representation of such a beloved and classic story.
The collection’s color palette was inspired by the film’s setting and mood, with shades of gold and fairy blue, taken from the Beast’s castle interiors, and the bold red of the enchanted rose. The rose, a vital element from the film, was a key inspiration to the collection and was developed into a photographic organza applique on tulle, an all over lace dress, beautiful embroidery, printed onto t-shirts, as well as the brand’s signature lenticular clutch bag.
For the first time, Disney and Christopher Kane have collaborated with sustainable brand consultancy Eco-Age. Eco-Age’s collaborations are intended to illustrate that the marriage of ethics and aesthetics is possible and that brands can, by evaluating their supply chains and choices of materials, tell truly beautiful stories through their creations. Given Disney’s strong commitment to transparency, ethical sourcing, using resources wisely and protecting the planet, Eco-Age’s Green Carpet Challenge (GCC) program was a good fit.