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Show Report: Michael Kors A/W 16 Womenswear

by Kiki Georgiou on 17 February 2016

Kiki Georgiou reports on the Michael Kors A/W 16 womenswear show.

Kiki Georgiou reports on the Michael Kors A/W 16 womenswear show.

In the show notes at Michael Kors this morning, left on every guest’s seat - or rather standard issue half-a-small-buttock bench space (fashion!) - there was one particularly delicious morsel of a sentence: “The flirty freedom of things that move....” Instant cheer on such a grey day or as Kors’ notes would have it, “Instaglam”. I think that does a pretty good job of summing up both the Michael Kors brand and today’s show. Business is doing great and the MK logo appears to be dangling from every other handbag in the city, and country and beyond. So, Kors interested in everything that moves seems apt and there was plenty of that; feathers, big fur bobbing up and down, disco-ball sequins and product – a lot of product. The designer is joining in on the ready-to-buy shakedown with a number of pieces instantly available in-store and online.   Was that why this collection felt younger in spirit to Kors’ usual jetsetter who, after all, can afford the same lifestyle as the designer? To tempt Kendall’s fans to buy the silver brocade little number she wore or at least the sequin pumps that went with it? Or was it the late Sixties I’m-with-the-band vibe of the show with all those A-line mini skirts, Peter Pan collars and…wait for it, jeans? Freja opened the show in a pair and this being Michael Kors it came embroidered with ostrich feathers. There was even a grey hoodie - yes, it was cashmere and it was worn over a white feather and sequin embroidered tank dress. A powder blue floral mink coat was certainly attention grabbing but the fawn one that followed a little later was more attractive and will actually sell. Why? It was pure Kors and that was the dichotomy with this collection. Yes, the loud lime green shearling and ‘wisteria’ purple feathers were different but Kors’ woman is Mica in a black sequin low-neck dress. Nothing more, nothing less.  

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