Sugar pink duct tape Christopher Kane creation is Dress of the Year at Bath Fashion Museum

By Culture24 Reporter | 14 April 2014

The Fashion Museum in Bath has unveiled its Dress of the Year - a pink, punk-inspired number with diamantes and black gaffer tape

a mannequin wearing a pink dress
Dress of the Year 2013 is a sugar pink silk organza dress from leading British designer Christopher Kane's Spring/Summer 2013 collection© Courtesy Fashion and Textile Museum
A sugar pink silk organza dress decorated with strings of black duct tape has been selected as the Fashion Museum’s Dress of the Year.

Designed by leading British designer Christopher Kane for his Spring/Summer 2013 collection, the on-the-knee sleeveless dress is also embellished with cut-out white machine-made lace panels with jewelled roundels, made up of hundreds of tiny pink diamantes.

The museum, in Bath, asked celebrated fashion blogger Susanna Lau of to make the selection. She has completed the Dress of the Year ensemble with a pair of hot pink and black Liquorice Allsorts striped stiletto heel sandals by Sophia Webster, and a cartoon character pink canvas cap by Nasir Mazhar.

“I chose Christopher Kane's dress because, to me, he is one of the most exciting and brilliant designers to have emerged from London Fashion Week,” says Lau. “He manages to take the most unexpected elements and make them work in collections that then define seasons.”

Lau says she was drawn to Kane’s Spring/Summer 2013 season because of his “take on Frankenstein”.

“Crystals, black gaffer tape and white lace shouldn't sit well with one another but the juxtaposition somehow come off as harmonious."

Scottish-born Kane, who picked up the Designer of the Year award in 2013 at the recent British Fashion Awards described this latest accolade as “a great honour.”

“The dress means so much to me. It’s a really good mixture of both tough and sweet. It’s a remarkable dress chosen by a remarkable woman.”

The Dress of the Year is on display at the Fashion Museum throughout 2014.

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