Christopher Kane (born 26 July 1982) is a British fashion designer based in London whose brand is now part of Kering. Kane was born as the youngest of five children in Newarthill, North Lanarkshire, to an engineer and draughtsman father and housewife mother. Kane attended Taylor High School. While still in college, he worked for fellow designers Russell Sage and Giles Deacon and attracted the attention of Donatella Versace by winning the Lancôme Colour Award in 2005. Kane subsequently won the Harrods Design Award for his MA Graduate collection in 2006. He was immediately hired by Versace to work on the label's Atelier Couture Collection as well as consulting on shoes and accessories. He graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2006.