For spring, Michael Kors pushed a confident and texture heavy, fresh and clean aesthetic. Models were positively shiny, sleek and fresh-faced, perfectly suited to the simple, crisp designs dominating Kors collection. Saturated summery colour was rife throughout both the mens and womenswear pieces, with fitted dresses and mens suits constructed from 50s Miami-inspired pastel purple, green and blue fabric. While iridescent watercolour-like pastel print skirts and women's trousers took the collection briefly out of the eminently wearable (pearly pastel isn't the easiest look to carry off), the constant throughout was a timeless wardrobe staple, the shift dress. It came out in endless incarnations -draped, asymmetric, high necked, and what it lacked in design complexity, it made up for in surface treatment. Scrunched and crushed taffeta and silk, lame, soft leather and silken jersey added interest to modest cuts, as did the 90s techno-future clear PVC asymmetric graphic inserts that revealed sections of skin in an otherwise conservative collection.
The constant throughout was a timeless wardrobe staple, the shift dress.