Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: For a collection reminiscent of 60s French label Courrèges, Michael Kors showed Mod-ish shapes that had a maritime feel with primary brights, plenty of navy and graphic stripes. Bold blocks of color were used to cleverly enhance the female figure. Referring to a pair of crisp color-blocked slacks with a country club appeal Kors said, “I love the concept of golf, but I don’t play.” Michael himself took photographs of the pool and sky on a trip to Beverly Hills, which were transformed into prints on silk shantung for dresses and separates, styled with terry knit tops that suggested well-groomed lawns. The leather pieces were lovely in double-faced skins that were supple as silk. Michael also created the “editor’s coat” – sleek and 60s-chic in bright colors. The show ended with the designer’s trademark slinky dresses in black double-faced crepe with harness-like clever cuts, for a sizzling finish. —Celia Ingesson
Silhouette: A-line / Mini / Sharp tailoring
Color: Navy / Crimson / Sun yellow / Khaki beige / Palm green / Sea blue / White
Key Items: Shirt dresses / 60s coats / Striped pullover / Pleated skirts
Materials: Silk Shantung / Duchesse satin / Cotton double crepe / Double-faced tricotine / Cashmere / Silk boucle / Guipure lace
Print + Pattern: Clouds / Sky / Pool / Stripes / Opticheck / Color blocking
Details + Trim: Paillettes / Gold metallic zips and trims / Studs
Accessories + Footwear: Bold architectural jewelry in metal and Plexiglas / Snake skin bags in brights and neutrals / Structured satchels / Kitten-heeled pumps / Plexiglas high-heeled sling-backs / Oversized goggle sunglasses / The sculptural belt / Modern watches in metal-and-plexi combos
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