The Michael Kors S/S17 runway show at New York Fashion Week was an ode to strong but flirty women. WGSN’s Head of Catwalks Lizzy Bowring reports.
New York: Smart! Yes, Michael Kors S/S 17 collection was intellectually savvy and spot on! Of course the weather is still warm and shoppers are still looking for ‘now’ fashion and yet still with an eye on the next season. And so unraveled Kors quite ‘love’-ly presentation. This was about a powerful romance combined with Urban Flower power, but perhaps it was due to Kors playing ‘Rufus does Judy garland at Carnegie Hall ‘ that inspired this buoyant collection of very wearable, 40’s film noir inspired clothes. That he presented to a very happy toe-tapping renditions of Ms. Garland’s classics from Rufus Wainright was the icing on the cake as gorgeous dresses in bright florals of turquoise, peach and raspberry sparkled with beads and sequins edged with feminine ruffles, paraded in front of a very happy crowd. There were broad shoulders, belted jackets, and an asymmetric hem trench, flirty little skirts and shorts that were paired back with cute bra tops or sweet floral shirts, grounded by a Hepburn masculine tailored suit. – sexy and beautifully tailored. Love is definitely in the Air!!!
Theme: Powerful romance, Urban Flower power
Key Trends: Ruffle trim V-kneck sweater, Pencil skirt, Floral-sequined cashmere vest, LOVE oversized sweater, Ruffled silk dress, Slip dress, Trench coat, Argyle sweater, Asymmetrically cut floral skirt, Sleeveless belted coat, Printed trousers, Frill edged bralette, Printed trench, Oversized trouser suit, Walk shorts, All-in-one
Key Colours: Navy, Red, Bright green, Melon, Vibrant pink, Chocolate, Black
Print and Pattern: Stylized florals
Trims and materials: Soutache embroidery, Crochet, Stretch viscose knit, Floral sequins, Cashmere, Silk, Silk georgette, Slim belts
Footwear and Accessories: Mia French Shoulder satchel, Hadley Floral Bermuda bag, Stanwyck Ruffled clutch, Floral platform sandal, Chunky heel platform sandal, Peep-toe wedge
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