Every season Kane does something completely different - the only real thread that holds his work together, and I say this out of respect, is tackiness. Take the Spring 2009 "Planet of the Apes" collection.
Rihanna wore a basic version of the last dress that didn't appear on the runway. Guess she wasn't into the "my clothes have chicken pox" look. After she wore it Kane developed a reputation for doing photo animal prints. The reality is he never really does them. There is another designer that does awesome ones every single season. ME. I'm the fuckin photo animal designer. LEILA SHAMS.
So I love CK II, I really do, but lately he's committed a couple of unforgivable sins. First, he kinda knocked off Jonathan Saunders' signature look in his Resort 2012 collection (Kane is on the left, Saunders is on the right)
Then he used flip flops in his last runway show. Or as Style.com called them, pool sandals. From the review:
"Yes, pool sandals, the flat footwear called into play when Kane decided to make everything shorter. They helped ensure that the attitude of the clothes was energized and, in some skewed way, real. They also underscored the fact that Kane is an utterly original talent, a maverick mind who finds beauty where others don't even begin to look."
There are a lot of things this type of footwear brings to mind: unsanitary public showers, slovenly college students, men I don't want to have sex with. "Maverick mind" not so much.