Michael Kors Spring 2018 - Runway Review
September 13, 2017
Manhattan to Malibu. Brooklyn to Beverly Hills. Nobody energizes a destination like Michael Kors, and spring saw the designer taking his clients on a sojourn to the beach. As an antidote to dressing for the heat without looking sloppy, his ultimate "It Girl" wardrobe filled with multi-ply cashmere sweatshirts in oodles of tie-dye, palm tree-print slip dresses and oh-so-cool linen separates.
A sun-kissed Carolyn Murphy opened the show in one of Kors's lovely tie-dye creations. The palm tree-patterned pieces, shown in hues of breezy pastels, was featured on slip dresses, sarongs and as accent pieces worn under boyfriend blazers. The collection ran the gamut from full-on vacation essentials to separates that worked seamlessly from work to weekend.
From there, Kors massaged his way into neutral hues for the minimally inclined: white, beige and black. A bias-cut, belted white linen dress was a stunner and bound to be a retail hit while a georgette trench dress offered a twist on outerwear-as-cocktail-wear. For evening, Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid hit the runway in signature sexy, yet sophisticated gowns that were perfectly paired with, what else, flip-flops (in faux croc, natch). Awards season can't come soon enough.