Thursday Sep 14, 2017
NEW YORK: For fashion designer Michael Kors, life is a beach even in New York City.
The former Project Runway reality television show judge’s Spring 2018 collection reflected this philosophy on Wednesday — the final day of New York Fashion Week.
Movie stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Nicole Kidman sat in the front row of Kors’ show as singer Sara Bareilles serenaded the audience.
Models in colourful ensembles of breezy shirts, wide-legged trousers, and flowing palm-print dresses drifted down the catwalk. Flip-flops largely finished the look that Kors called “barefoot glamour” with an “escapist kind of attitude”.
The theme was subtle revelations, in biased-cut jackets, tops, and dresses with handkerchief sleeves that floated in the air as models strutted down the runway.
“I don’t like obvious bareness so when you move, something might unwrap a little bit,” Kors said. “And I think that sneaky bareness is more interesting to me than obvious bareness.”
Kors also showed his staple of meticulously cut rain coats, jackets, and pencil skirts, in bright colours, at the semi-annual event featuring more than 100 designers.