Michael Kors New York Fashion Week Women’s S/S 2019
Mood board: No one nails jetsetter chic quite like Michael Kors. This season, the veteran designer created a wardrobe worthy of a global getaway by mixing metallic brocade florals, loose baja knits and hand-crocheted cotton dresses for an explosion of colour and texture. Silhouettes were lighthearted and jaunty with babydoll dresses, puff-sleeved shift dresses and cropped jackets infusing a carefree attitude to the versatile collection. Ready to go from ‘sand to soirée’ as Kors puts it, the cheerful assortment was a more liberated spin on Kors’ high octane glamour.
Scene setting: Staged on Pier 17 with panoramic views of the East River, Michael Kors transformed the raw concrete space with an array of vibrant original artwork by illustrator Christina Zimpel. Zimpel’s use of boisterous brush strokes and a bright colour palette was further mirrored in the collection, which was comprised of shades like persimmon, watermelon, turquoise and lime.
Finishing touches: ’More is more’ was undoubtedly Kors’ mantra when it came to the season’s accessories. Chunky platform sandals in colourful zebra print were juxtaposed by sporty black and white scuba boots and metallic kitten heels, encrusted with jewels. A similarly broad assortment of handbags was also on offer, ranging from slender chain-link handbags that tucked neatly under the arm to slouchier canvas totes decorated with a painterly floral print, easily ensuring that there was something for everyone.