Michael Kors New York Fashion Week A/W 17: Strength and seduction

Michael Kors Collection NYFW A/W 17


The Michael Kors brand DNA is that Kors always designs for all women. There are the key pieces that are perfect for the fashion editor running to catch a flight, coat slung over her shoulder, for the older consumer who might be concerned about her arms there are plenty of fashion forward dresses and tops with sleeves, and of course there are the accessories, for anyone wanting to showcase just a splash of the brand as arm candy. And this season was yet another example of how Kors gets the balance spot on. It was exemplified first through the models, from Carolyn Murphy through to Ashley Graham to Kendall Jenner- an original super model, a fuller figured icon and an Instagram celebrity, and there was also racial diversity on catwalk, no one girl looked the same as another, which makes sense since Kors’ inspiration has always been the ever diverse streets of New York.

Michael Kors NYFW A/W 17

Michael Kors Collection NYFW A/W 17: Ashley Graham walks

This diversity was also exemplified through the clothes. There was the coat which you sling over your shoulder complete with pockets to put your arms through, to stop the coat falling off (see there’s that Kors DNA: practical, yet stylish). There was also cozy knit skirts with a split up the thigh for added seduction.


“Strength and sensuality were the key words that Michael Kors iterated about his A/W 2017 collection. From the choice of models to his approach to his quintessential tailoring, here was a power to be reckoned with, subtle in form but seductive in application. Jackets were given either softened shoulders or extended widths, underscoring the strength of his silhouettes. Coats were cut and spliced with a bespoke sensibility, and worn quite perfectly over sartorial cut flannel trousers. Even the knitwear was given special treatment with off-kilter renditions while fur coats added to the femme fatale mystery. Fabulous party dresses some with flirty sashaying fringing and covered in sequins were captivating while others were overtly embellished with silver leopard embroidery” – Catwalk Director, Lizzy Bowring


Kors also presented menswear this season, following along the same idea of strength and sensuality – in his world everyone is equal, and well dressed to fight another day. It’s long been Kors’ ideology, but something about it feels perfectly ideal for our current time.

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