LONDON — “I’ve never shied away from sex in the collection—and this one is no different,” said designer Christopher Kane in the collection notes. If the #MeToo movement has made some people in the fashion industry more than little jittery, then there were no such nerves present when the Scottish designer set about showing his signature collection for Fall / Winter 2018 Monday afternoon at the Tate Britain. Not even the increased security presence prompted by vocal animal rights protests against fur on the streets and in some cases on the catwalk seemed to cow Kane. Not at all, this collection doubled down on sensuality be it expressed in lace or graphic treatments borrowed liberally from the 1970s companion classics The Joy of Sex and More Joy of Sex by Chris Foss and Charles Raymond. There was a liberating quality to it all, not least thanks to a lineup featuring five models from across the Next global network including Manu Miloqui, Rocio Marconi, Lili Sumner, Maya Gunn, and Marjan Jonkman. It was a fine conclusion to the week in the British capital before Next News coverage resumes Wednesday in Milano.

Credits include: Client, Christopher Kane; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Fall / Winter 2018; Creative direction, Christopher Kane; Styling, Tammy Kane; Hair, Guido Palau for Redken; Makeup, Lucia Pieroni at Streeters for NARS Cosmetics; Manicure, Marian Newman at Streeters; Production, Gainsbury and Whiting; Music, Simon Halsberghe for Moiré Productions; Casting, Adam Hindle assisted by Sivan Currie; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.