With his strong resort lineup, Michael Kors finely balanced romance with a tomboy attitude, often uniting the two in the same look. “A little Bardot, a little Birkin,” the designer said of his inspirations, adding one more: “Our new garden — we just replanted the terrace.”

Kors approached the collection from various directions. A crystal-embroidered Chantilly lace shift was ultrafeminine, while a field jacket lined in sable was mannish, shown over a white linen gauze godet skirt. There was also some terrific outerwear, especially the multifunctional trench jacket cut to also serve as a cape and the pink tie-dyed leather coat that complemented the clothes’ flowery elements.

Kors’ horticulturist proclivities came through in lovely oleander hues and wisteria patterns on flirty tiered dresses. For evening, two lightweight stunners — an empire silhouette and a one-shoulder style, both in stretch tulle — were finely embroidered in floral motifs. They’re ready and waiting for that party on Kors’ new terrace.

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