Michael Kors doesn't have a dark side. Or if he does, he's never bothered to show it on the runway. American sportswear is having a moment in fashion, so it’s funny, if not smart that Michael Kors, a designer who is some sort synonymous with the genre, tapped into his more ladylike spring side, all flowers, floss and fanciful this season. The new Spring SS15 collection delivered on Kors' sunny reputation, with daffodils, wisteria, and geraniums in sequins on tulle dancer skirts, sewed on a sundress, or printed on a breezy natural linen skirt suit.
It is a collection that makes you happy about spring and summer, floral sundresses, midriffs on display, gingham dirndl skirts, cropped crisp shirts, corsage details on belts and fresh whites are a pretty great wardrobe game-changer. There were spurts of bright sunshine yellow throughout for sequin-strewn skirts and there are punches of navy, magenta blooms, nautical stripes or mild neutrals.
It was a light-hearted, and perfectly at ease, yet deliberately graceful woman of spring that walked the Michael Kors runway. Even with a voluminous silhouette and robust kitten-heel sandals, Kors maintains an accustomed level of sophistication in all his pieces, achieved with meticulous tailoring. He brought back the mid-century silhouette with nipped waists, and hanging, lady-length tulle skirts. These bulbous skirts were perhaps the most delightful pieces to see, due to the precisely appliquéd flower-strewn tulle on the surface layer.
Michael Kors has always been a positive outlook, cheerful kind of guy. And what’s more optimistic for a spring/summer show than flowers and vibrant colours? So the designer took this collection’s enthrallment with flowers and proceeded to use every conceivable sartorial version at his disposal to interlace the blossoms into his craft. They showed up on the catwalk in the form of crisp white lace, densely beaded embroidery, and as three- dimensional appliqué. But there was also a lot of white on white ensembles keeping the looks clean and fresh! Spring is definitely in full bloom. Grab our February issue to check out our Michael Kors editorial spread! and download our E-mag for free on Google Play and at the App Store. CLICK HERE by: Adeline Tan