May 30, 2019 | By Louise Squire
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Dec 05, 2016
By WGSN Insider
This season’s Michael Kors resort 2017 collection, comes with a different name attached, transeason. The reason? The designer has realised that consumers are no longer concerned with labels like ‘resort’ or ‘pre-season’ they just want the clothes, so this isn’t limited to one season, it’s transeason. And Kors is putting the consumer first, providing what they want, a little something for everyone. And with the transeason collection accounting for 65 per cent of the business, even though it wasn’t teased with images all over Instagram (Kors favours a more quieter approach to releasing imagery around these coveted pieces) this is a collection to pay some serious attention to.
The new transeason collection covers early spring to early summer, and so there is something here for spring weddings, new workwear and that special evening event you need to attend as the weather gets warmer. It’s an eclectic collection with a focus on one key piece, or as Kors dubbed it ‘The Boomerang dress’, referencing the Instagram app, that lets you record short little action shots. The dresses are made for the app, in that they shimmer, shake and move; think silver fringed sequined stretch tulle gowns and black stretch tulle sheath dresses with silver chain fringe and sequin embroidery.
And if all that glamour is too much for you, there is a nod to the activewear trend too, with leggings, relaxed trousers, and oversized jackets. But activewear doesn’t mean the absence of luxe fabrics, the leggings are cashmere, and the jackets and vests are made with cracked leather.
Key items: menswear tailoring with defined waists, strong shoulders with military accents, ultra glam dresses and skirts, seasonless party dressing, punk chain embellishments, from headbands to the hardware on bags.
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