Michael Kors Collection Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear

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.

Halston Photo: https://agnautacouture.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/05halstonfashionsmostwanted.jpg
Halston
Photo: https://agnautacouture.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/05halstonfashionsmostwanted.jpg

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.

Look 40 Model: Romy Schonberger Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 40
Model: Romy Schonberger
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com

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.

Look 21  Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 21, Model: Alana Zimmer
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com

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.

Look 44 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 44
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 38 Model: Frankie Rayder Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 38
Model: Frankie Rayder
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com

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!

Look 33 Model: Aya Jones  Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 33
Model: Aya Jones
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com

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..

From supermodels Sasha Pivovarova, Erin O’Connor, Liisa Winkler who modeled for him ten, even 15 years ago.

Look 21  Model: Sasha Pivovarova Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 1
Model: Sasha Pivovarova
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 2 Model: Erin O'Connor  Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 2
Model: Erin O’Connor
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 13 Model: Liisa Winkler Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 13
Model: Liisa Winkler
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com

Kors also cast brunette beauties Katlin Aas and Alana Zimmer and blonde stunners Julia Nobis and Hanne Gaby Odiele.

Look 20 Model: Katlin Aas Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 20
Model: Katlin Aas
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look: 5  Model: Julia Nobis Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look: 5
Model: Julia Nobis
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 30 Model: Hanne Gaby Odiele Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 30
Model: Hanne Gaby Odiele
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com

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.

Look 14 Model: Lineisy Montero Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 14
Model: Lineisy Montero
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 15 Model: Issa Lish Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 15
Model: Issa Lish
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com

Kors was lucky enough to cast Kendall Jenner who walked in only four shows during New York Fashion Week.

Look 4 Model: Kendall Jenner Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 4
Model: Kendall Jenner
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com

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.

Look 25 Model: Tami Williams Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 25
Model: Tami Williams
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 53 Model: Caroline Trentini Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 53
Model: Caroline Trentini
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 54 Model: Julia Nobis Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com
Look 54
Model: Julia Nobis
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/indigitalimages.com

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!

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