The Scottish-born designer Christopher Kane launched his self-titled ready-to-wear collection in 2006. Its instant impact earned him the title of New Designer of The Year at the 2007 British Fashion Awards, and a reputation as one of the London fashion world’s most exciting rising talents. In January 2013 Kering announced that they had purchased a 51 per cent share of the company. The purchase prompted a sea change in fashion, with other luxury goods conglomerates also starting to invest in designers’ own houses. The increased brand awareness in 2013 has resulted in strong growth across all product categories from ready-to wear and leather goods to eyewear and accessories. On the distribution side, Christopher Kane’s collections are now distributed in over 30 countries. Kane’s collections emphasize the bold, colorful history of London street wear, with patterns and color stories giving an unceasing and always compelling modernity.