Staying on “Kors” with all things floral and feminine for the Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2015 collection.
In the world of fashion, Michael Kors is one of those designers who sets a formula and executes it with great success.
Each season, Kors carefully selects a time and place (or even a muse sometimes) to inspire him, after which he proceeds to produce a collection of ensembles that unmistakably reference this in a way which is relatable and timeless, yet current.
Spring, much like Kors himself, is an upbeat and energetic season when life springs into action with jubilant abandon. And with sportswear continuing its moment in fashion, it is funny that he has offered something ironically “different” for spring.
Kors has stayed on course and tapped into his spring-pretty side, and made all things fancy this season.
Taking a page from his fascination with flora, Kors went on to entwine blooms onto 50s inspired silhouettes that embody the buoyant mood of spring.
Floral details were seen in every aspect as models strutted down the catwalk in fresh white lace, heavily beaded embroidery as well as three-dimensional appliqué. Pretty petals were also seen on the knitwear, adorned on leather belts and sandals as well as a myriad of floral patterned prints.
Stepping away from blooms for a bit, his classic silhouettes showed a hint of seafaring style with a yellow sailor’s coat dress, a breton striped cashmere sweater, along with some high-cuffed denim jeans.
There was also a fair share of gingham (which seems to be a growing trend this season).
The most tenacious looks were the buttoned-down shirts paired with 3D floral embellished flare tulle skirts.
The juxtaposition of masculine tailoring and retro feminine silhouettes is sure to be another huge trend next season due to the pleasurable brew of effortless chic and ladylike charm.
Bursts of sunshine yellow were seen throughout on sequin-strewn skirts. Otherwise, it was punches of navy, with flashes of magenta blooms or gentle neutrals.
My personal favourite look was the navy crop top with matching navy flare midi skirt with large bright yellow floral embroidery. It was feminine, comfortable and flattering with an endearing sweetness that underlined the well tailored look.
The floral sundresses, with or without cutouts; gingham dirndl skirts; cropped and tied crisp whites and corsage details – these presented good wardrobe game-changers. It was truly a collection of wearable pieces.
And as with all of Kors’ shows, there was a high celebrity factor, with names like Heidi Klum, Mary J. Blige, Jada Pinkett Smith, Olivia Munn, Jessica Chastain, Poppy Delevingne, Anna Della Russo and Miroslava Duma among others; all of whom tapped their stylishly heeled feet to the beat of Be My Baby by The Ronettes.