Unfortunately, the publication who originally asked me to write this piece forgot to publish, I have therefore posted it here.
All whilst New York Fashion Week has been celebrating forthcoming collections, the city has been encased by a snowy downfall. And despite the snows efforts to keep New York at a standstill, there has been nothing strong enough to keep the shows away.
In a press conference on his upcoming collection, Kors spoke of his muses: “From Catherine Deneuve to Alexa Chung, Jackie Kennedy, Lee Radziwill, Diana Ross and Cher. It’s like my Fellini film cast”. With cinema being at the forefront of his words, one can see such dramatic inception in what he presented.
On Wednesday morning, Michael Kors’s collection was the first of the day to unravel itself to the stylish collective who lined the inside of the Varick Street venue. Whilst many of the celebrity audience including Blake Lively and Oliva Munn, turned up in Michael Kors, it was Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen who brought the collection to the glittering eyes of the fashion elite.
Erichsen opened the show in a coat and jeans trimmed with ostrich-feathers and walked out to the sound of The Association’s ‘Windy’. Oversized coats were sustained throughout the looks, some bright green with cuffs decorated in matching fur, others simple and black, check-printed or floral. The ostrich feathers became ever more apparent as the show continued, covering transparent fabric panels and decorating skirts. Embellishments were key. Heavy beading was scattered amongst the collection, whilst looks featuring collars, suits and fur details were more constant.
The suits and co-ordinates highlight his impetus of Hollywood glamour whilst floral printed dresses, round collars and chunky knits, bare a resemblance to the styles of his younger muses.
Every piece desired for the ultimate wardrobe was catered for. The pieces suit the unique and strong woman, the modern woman who needs no rules for dressing.