>> Kai Kuhne On Why He's Missing from the Fashion Week Calendar —One designer missing from New York's Fashion Week Calendar? Kai Kuhne, who last season had "strong financial backing," according to Style.com, is no longer feeling the love. "An investor was pretending," he cryptically told The Cut last night. [The Cut]
One time As Four designer, Kai Kühne, closed Berlin Fashion Week this season with the showing of his Spring 2010 collection. About a year ago Kühne received funding from Markus Hoefels, a German venture capitalist who is known for having backed Proenza Schouler, and the designer has been steadily expanding ever since. It's not clear yet whether Kühne will show a second time in New York--which is where he usually presents his collections. Check out the designer's crisp, geometric spring collection in the gallery below.
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Kai Kuhne Fall Winter 2008 Fashion Show
Another backstage, another MAC team (though some familiar faces from Bill Blass. MAC travels fast.), another set of models waiting for their 15 minute show to begin. If the Kai Kuhne collection is any bit as interesting as its hair styling, we think it should be a dramatic show. Black pipe cleaners weave around the front of faces before hair is sprayed and then set 1940's style. In the end, blacked out eyes peek out from perfectly coiffed bangs. The loft is calm and cold, a cloudy river view shooting grey light throughout the space. The girls are getting dressed and we're off to the pit to shoot the show.