New York Fashion Week: Michael Kors SS16

Michael Kors SS16 collection was a breath of fresh air, the down-to-earth collection oozed the familiar natural sense of elegance Kors brings to every show. Never failing to bring a touch of cultural influence to his shows, Kors draws inspiration from the stylish global traveller.

Setting the mood a little more, Kors kept his catwalk as tasteful as his clothes. Keeping things simple but effective with a dove grey background which blended into the audience, keeping his sense of elegance in play. Kors kept this basic look and used it to his advantage making his clothes stand off the runway.

The catwalk was lit up with dusky blacks, polished whites, poppy reds and earthy tones from his very impressive collection. Not forgetting the hint of animal prints throughout the show. We saw a flash of snake skin grace the run way giving Kors that extra animalistic vibe to his collection. These basic and textured looks took on everything from crisp clean tailored suits to floaty floral dresses and not  his sophisticated swimwear giving this varied collection that spring/summer feel.

One particular look stole the runway with its plunging V neckline, floral texture and matte red lip stick tone creating a new element in the show. This beautiful dress had everything going for it with its flattering fitted top, nipped in at the waste with a slim belt which blended into the dress perfectly. Keeping up with the trends Kors added tassels to a majority of his outfits adding to the edge and flow Kors wanted to achieve with this lengthy design.

Suits and stylish work wear appeared a lot in this collection from both men and women. With pencil skirts and symmetric fitted tops and not to mention the long over flowing trench coats, boot legged trousers and baggy blouses to give the looks a more casual element.

For a designer that doesn’t believe in seasons, this simple collection hit all the trends with styles, colours and materials that are spot on for next year’s spring/summer. Gracing the runway with bouncing chiffon blouses and skirts layered with frills and flowers. Massive skirts and lengthy floating dresses and not forgetting the suede tasselled attire which was a re-occurring theme in his designs.

The models kept it real with a natural face makeup and free flowing hair, only keeping a little pinned up. The models stepped out in blocked, strappy heals clutching 70’s styled tasselled bags to enhance their outfits.

This Michael Kors show screamed femininity and chic floaty fun fashion with a hint of sophistication and concentrated sex appeal. Showing he still has what is takes as a designer with FROW notables such as Naomi Watts, Poppy Delevingne and Olivia Wilde.


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