Michael Kors S/S 2018

Models at Michael Kors S/S 2018 fashion show
Michael Kors S/S 2018. 
(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Mood board: With his innate ability for injecting glamour into everyday life, Michael Kors (opens in new tab) presented a relaxed yet sophisticated collection that would be as appropriate in Manhattan as Malibu or Bora Bora. Laid-back staples like kimonos, pyjamas and sarongs were paired with oversized menswear jackets, indulgent sweatshirts and chic trench coats, and peppered with tropical prints and tie-dye that instantly transported you to more idyllic climes.

Scene setting: Staging his show against a backdrop of blue sky, as seen through the windows of Spring Studios, Kors crafted a bleached wood, jetty-style boardwalk that served as runway and undulated through the space. As the carefree strains of live music and vocals of singer Sara Bareilles carried through the room, the audience’s collective feeling of wanderlust was palpable and at a high.

Best in show: Accessories have long been Kors’ strong suit and a series of roomy raffia-style tote bags were certainly on the money. Woven from leather (naturally) and carried folded over, like oversized clutches, or also shown in a hobo style, they were elegant, yet effortless and beautifully made. 

Models at Michael Kors S/S 2018 fashion show

Michael Kors S/S 2018.

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Models at Michael Kors S/S 2018 fashion show

Michael Kors S/S 2018.

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Models at Michael Kors S/S 2018 fashion show

Michael Kors S/S 2018.

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Models at Michael Kors S/S 2018 fashion show

Michael Kors S/S 2018.

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.