What made NARS the perfect brand to collaborate with?
NARS has been a long-standing and valued partner of Christopher Kane, so this collaboration was an obvious fit. NARS has the same bold and creative aesthetic that is the signature of the brand and I’m excited to share what we’ve created together.
What can we look forward to from Christopher Kane X NARS?
It’s a full-colour collection featuring products for the eyes, lips and cheeks, and combines NARS’ iconic and bold beauty philosophy with our exacting design aesthetic.
What was your inspiration for the collection?
The colour palette is based on artefacts brought together from our past collections, like our signature safety buckle and bolt fastenings. These artefacts naturally communicated three Christopher Kane colour themes: our classic bold neons, our brand shade of nude and futuristic iridescence. These colours are signatures of the brand and we wanted to represent that in the purest sense possible.
What was the best part of working on the collection?
It has been a huge honour to work with the NARS team—to receive their expertise and understand their vision led by founder François Nars. He is a huge influence in the industry, being one of the biggest creative forces behind rule-breaking, colour and self-expression. The whole process has certainly been fantastic.
What is your favourite product in the range?
The Violet Atom Illuminating Multiple, because I love the NARS Multiple as a product for its versatility, and the Violet Atom has an unusual ethereal beauty—it’s very unique. Also, the colour has this unusual celestial attraction.
One beauty product you can’t be without?
I really enjoy the NARS Skin Optimal Brightening Concentrate.
What’s next for this partnership?
I am concentrating on building the brand and the opening of our very first store in London.
Your words to live by are…
There are no rules, really—anything goes.