I already posted my review of Michael Kors’ F/W collection on VitaminDaily.com (including a tidbit on Anjelica Huston and Grace Coddington’s little tête-à-tête), so I thought I’d treat my readers to something a little different: a close up of the runway garments. I was delighted when Michael Kors PR invited me to their showroom for a resee the day following the presentation. That meant seeing the collection in person, and being able to touch every single garment and accessory.
There they were fresh off the runway (and some of them probably headed to the Oscars): gorgeous drop-waist sequin dresses and crystal-beaded gowns, just hanging there in all their glory.
One of the most striking dresses on the runway was the red floral lace sparkler. Its materiality is marvellous with tiny red sequins sewn into the intricate red lace.
Then there were the furs in their many different textures, from shearling to Mongolian lamb to coyote. Interestingly, most of them had ‘Made in Canada’ labels, so that says something about Kors’ high standards when it comes to sustainable fur trade.
Fur was also prominent with the accessories, with most bags featuring fur accents (who knows, maybe bags need to keep warm too?), the most intriguing ones being the little convertible shoulder bags/clutches. Jewellery went fuzzy too, with oversized fur cuffs: although really cool, they might be a wee bit self-indulgent.
Another textural highlight was this charcoal wool dress with degraded feathers. Although on the runway it appears heavy, in person there was a beautiful lightness to the soft cashmere and bouncy feathers.
In the hallways, framed photographs of Michael Kors’ muses and style inspirations are hung, from Jackie O to Robert Redford…all American.
PS. Further proof I was there? Check me out trying to pull off the giant runway fur topper on Instagram. And follow me while you’re at it.
Photography by imtheitgirl.com. Runway images courtesy of Michael Kors.