"Christopher Kane is a rare thing: one of the most talented designers of this generation as well as one of the most astute businessmen," says ELLE Editor-In-Chief Lorraine Candy. "Along with his partner and sister Tammy they have grown this brand cleverly and with a foolproof long term strategy. They have been smart and worked very hard. I can only expect big things going forward."
Says ELLE Fashion Features Director Rebecca Lowthorpe of Christopher: "It would seem that while he didn't get the Balenciaga job (that going to Alexander Wang), he did one better and forged a deal with PPR the luxury conglomerate that owns Balenciaga - the industry's greenhouse when it comes to growing young talent. PPR also has stakes in Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney. This is a huge deal for a British designer."
The British Fashion Council has also offered its congratulations to the London Fashion Week designer: 'This mornings announcement is great news for Christopher Kane and high end British designers alike,' says Caroline Rush, CEO of the BFC. 'We have an incredible group of designers in London with the potential to become global brands of the future. Our hope is that this partnership signals confidence in British designer businesses and is the start of a series of new investments in the worlds most innovative talents.'