Where has time gone? I remember Michael Kors‘ past collections from almost 15 years back and I still have the same enthusiasm that I had during high school to see his new collections each season. Kors ignites sometimes in our fashion community. He understand how the world is changing and his brand has grown globally over the last ten plus years into a billion dollar corporation.
Kors is an amazing American Sportswear designer that has conquered the new millenium. I see his work comparable to Halston‘s influence during the 1970s.
One of Kors’ strengths is his ability to tell stories in his collections. He is always evolving his brand and looking at new way of to create inventive textiles for his customer. One thing is always for sure is that his love of juxtaposition. He love mixing hard and soft together. His Spring 2016 Ready to Wear was no surprise, a hit!
One of my favorite looks was a nude animal skin jacket (possibly alligator or crocodile) mixed with soft nude flowing skirt.
Kors understands his client and one thing that I learned about his design philosophy is to keep things long and lean. He once said in an interview during his 30th anniversary in 2011, that one thing that hasn’t changed his start in 1981 was that women wanted to be taller and thinner. These design tricks were seen in this collection in his cut of jackets, blazers, tops, skirts, pants. He also enjoys belts, helping to cinch the waist at the most flattering part of a woman’s body.
This season’s color palette begin with the primary hues of black, white, red, and blue. Kors added in nude, cream, heather gray, and bright sherbet tones of lemon and orange.
I loved his usage of color and texture in his re-exploration of floral prints and textiles. This spring it all was about poppy print. Look 33 on Aya Jones was a fantastic full floral skirt with white button down shirt was so crisp and fresh!
Kors understands how to create glamorous clothes that are also respectful and modest. In my opinion his collection is ageless and his usage of a diverse models makes him one of the most unbiased designed in New York..
Not to mention rising stars Lineisy Montero in a blue ruffled poppy printed dress and Issa Lish in a black three-quarter length floral textiles dress made impressive showings in the show. Montero has been seen in many different shows in New York, London and Milan. I am sure she will be a star during Paris Fashion Week as well. Her look so beautiful, pure, and new for the season.
Kors was lucky enough to cast Kendall Jenner who walked in only four shows during New York Fashion Week.
There were three long dresses in black and cream that closed out Kors’ collection. One look on Tami Williams was a long black leather belted tank dress with high left slit was so chic. Something that could work on the beach and for night on the town. Kors really designs for women on the go but also find ways to make women feel confident in their look.
Michael Kors remains one of my favorite designers for being one pure to his label and customer. At the end of the day his love of mixing fabrics and textiles along with adding luxury to everyday consumer makes me waiting for the next journey he will take us all on.
Until next time, I’m Gavo Capote!