New York Fashion Week: Michael Kors S/S’14

 11 th September


We were presented with a very travel inspired, and beautifully sophisticated collection at the Michael Kors show this year. We saw classic silhouettes with a flirty, fun twist, and although there was the odd unexpected model dressed a little like a librarian, Kors managed to keep his renowned sex appeal throughout the collection. Even against pin-up style bikini’s, the midlength, floaty, floral numbers, paired with cashmere cardigans were vamped up, with sexy thigh-high splits.

Effortlessly cool white linen daywear opened the show, followed by banker stripe button downs, and classically cut coats. The collection featured plenty of fantastic leafy floral prints, in tan, white and lawn green. This was the palette of the show, and a welcome one at that, giving off warm summery vibes. Sharply tailored pieces against soft and fluid creations, gave a softer attitude, which was toughened up with some gorgeous python detailing.

There was a visible forties influence throughout, from fluted forties skirts, to fluffy fur pieces, with elements of the show also being reminiscent of the seventies. His collection however was surprisingly rather close to that of a winter one, with plenty of fur, mohair, cashmere and knitwear pieces being sent out. This made us fall in love with the collection even more, proving it to be the perfect transitional wardrobe, as the show moved into a more stripped back parade, with sexy crop tops paired with high-waisted shorts, and alluring bikinis. It seems that Michael Kors has mastered the travelling girl’s wardrobe to a T. Every piece was incredibly wearable and created the ultimate spring, summer wardrobe, leaving us coveting the lot!

Feature: Lucy Dixon