Krane showed it’s spring/summer 2012 line to an enthusiastic, packed house yesterday. The preview, which included the (slightly awkward) hanging up and taking down of bags, weaving behind and in front of barriers, and long periods of unexplained lack of movement, consisted of tuxedo inspired details, leather harnesses, summer suits, swimwear and short shorts (as all good and important menswear lines do).
Photos by Ron Ruiz
European inspired trunks & jackets complete with shoulder strap for toting.
A distressed backpack in two-tone chocolate brown displayed he designer’s impressive leatherwork.
One of the many harnesses worn by the models – this one with tuxedo inspired button details and a waist strap.
A sheer shirt paired with suspenders.
Another harness variation that transforms a plain white shirt into a black and white tuxedo-esque look.
Ken Chow’s minimalistic approach to design offered a cool alternative to stuffy formal wear without crossing over into sloppy. His contemporary re-invisioning of the tuxedo shirt was unique yet still dapper; which is a difficult balance to strike when working with harnesses and simultaneously trying to avoid S&M similarities. All in all a job well done!