Michael Kors celebrated his 30th anniversary in fashion by sending out sixty-three (the record for this season in New York?) wonderful looks of polished American elegance that took its cue from disco but nevertheless felt timeless. Each look was one colour or monochrome and it was an upbeat, stress-free journey through the dusky tones of the colour spectrum.
To the sound of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love, Karmen Kass looked a vision sashaying down the walkway wearing a simple, sheer, silk jersey dress. Isabeli Fontana, Karlie Kloss, Angela Lindvall, Jourdan Dunne, all the top models walked the show and everyone, including the guys looked so well groomed. The sleek finish on the clothes and accessories was flawless (check our close-ups section) and the collection mirrored the spirit of Kors entire thirty years in fashion design which is uncomplicated sophistication.
Flowing, high waisted slacks with pencil thin leather belts came in grey, champagne, mushroom and mauve. On top were matching silk vests, elegant sheaths gathered at the hip with dramatic, bulky furs or cashmere throws. A couple of glittering jumpsuits popped onto the runway as did a few ensembles in poppy red. It was all incredibly sexy, expensive sexy, lots of skirts slashed to the thigh and tops with peep-holes to the navel adorned with thick silver wrist cuffs
As the models did the final walk through to the sound of Native New Yorker by Odyssey, the mood at the show was celebratory and Kors looked so proud and happy when he took his turn. It was Michael Kors, it was the spirit Studio 54, there was Angelica Houston backstage, what a night!