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 Deaco 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, consisting of £1,500 and a showpiece window in Harrods from 24 February to 8 March 2006. The collection consisted of stretch-lace dresses decorated with brass rings. He was immediately hired by Versace to work on the label’s Atelier couture collection as well as consulting on shoes and accessories