Mood board: With his innate ability for injecting glamour into everyday life, Michael Kors 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.