LONDON — Nearly any milestone that can be quantified on two hands held high, fingers splayed wide, is cause enough to reflect on past, present, and future. Time is relentless, but a decade is after all still a decade and in the business of fashion any designer or label with the wherewithal, to say nothing of talent, to make it 10 years is worth a look, if not outright celebration. And so it was Monday afternoon at the Tate Britain where Christopher Kane staged his Spring / Summer 2016 runway show and in doing so went into double digits for years spent in the game. “Make-Do and Mend,” as the Scottish designer called his collection, was as much an act of naming as it was a performance. The looks drew from a variety of materials, patches, prints, in a modern take on the resourcefulness required to fulfill a basic human need for clothing (the others being food, shelter, access to clean water, etc), borne out of the War and the lean years that followed. Up close, the collection was transfixing in its intricacies and loving details. On the afternoon Leila Goldkuhl, Ava Dahlem, Estella Brons and Jay Wright all featured in the show, thereby ushering Christopher Kane into his second decade.

Credits include: Client, Christopher Kane; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Spring / Summer 2017; Clothing design, Christopher Kane; Styling, Joe McKenna; Hair, Guido Palau for Redken; Makeup, Lucia Pieroni at Streeters for NARS Cosmetics; Manicure, Marian Newman at Streeters; Production, Gainsbury and Whiting; Music direction, Simon Halsberghe and Moiré Productions; Casting, Adam Hindle assisted by Sivan Currie; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.