New York Fashion Week: Michael Kors Spring/Summer 16
Michael Kors has established himself as the go-to designer for jet-set style that combines stylish elegance and a sporty attitude. Unveiling his Spring/Summer 16 collection at New York Fashion Week it was evident the designer is not veering away from his signature aesthetic anytime soon.
Kors sought to project an elevated earthiness inspired, he said, by "the strangest mix of women," Georgia O'Keeffe and a young Elsa Peretti, "who strangely enough had a similar point of view, strong but sensual." These two descriptives came to life on the runway where the his and hers counterpoints mixed in a cohesive manner, showcasing mannish tailoring against an abundance of florals, which were heavily reminiscent of Georgia O'Keeffe's poppies. He called them "desert flowers."
The collection exuded a relaxed workable swagger with a hint of street as skirts and trousers slung low on the waist, paired with white tucked in shirts or tanks – often shown under coats. Between the more mannish styles, flirty bohemian dresses adorned with floral appliqués stood out as elegant options for day and night.
Whilst the designer tapped into a few pastel hues throughout the collection for Spring/Summer 16, mixed amongst the softer khaki and white colours an emphasis was placed heavily on the palette of deeply saturated red and bold blue.
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