Leave it to Michael Kors to spice up New York Fashion Week and keep things socially apart in a responsible manner at the same time.
The sun was shining on the designer’s Spring 2022 show on Friday morning at Tavern on the Green, featuring a jazzy soundtrack by Broadway star Ariana DeBose.
“No one likes live performances more than I do, even with a small audience,” Kors said of his return to the IRL track on his 40th birthday. “But to be honest, what I do isn’t about big plays, it’s clothes that we want people to wear. The fabrics are beautiful, the workmanship is beautiful, and when it’s more intimate, you can see it; it’s so simple. “
Kors created a classic American fashion romance with feminine cuts, ladies’ coats, toreador pants, round skirts and sheath dresses in shades of makeup and gingham checks, which were reminiscent of Ava Gardner, Audrey Hepburn. from “Funny Face”, Maria from “West Side Story”, and many other iconic women from the stage and film. Bucket bags filled with flowers completed the runway fantasy, inviting the world to flaunt happy faces. .
“How do you make romance that isn’t about ruffles and thrift stores, with neatness and neatness?” It was really an urban / romantic showdown, ”Kors said, recounting how on his travels this summer, including to lunch at Nobu Malibu, he noticed that the reopened world“ was a full fashion show ”of women dressing.
Modern glamor that moves is Kors’ highlight, seen in a fitted tan matte jersey dance dress with one of her wide leather belts, and a well-cut open back black bodysuit worn with a black tulle circular skirt. swaying with so much floral embroidery in hand in pailette that you wanted to reach out and touch it.
He was right; the close-up highlighted the gorgeous tailoring of a white double-collar portrait crepe coat dress and the laser-cut white floral embroidery on a forever balmacaan.
One of the biggest spring trends, seen in almost every collection this week so far, is the nude bra top. And Kors had plenty of it – in molded stretch crepe, cashmere as part of a charming twin set, and black floral lace to match a circular skirt and worn by Paloma Elsesser.
What is behind the bonanza top bra? The nostalgia for the 90s without a doubt, a love for wearing sportswear everywhere, but above all, the self-confidence revolution that has already given us the summer of 2021 naked.
What a difference a generation makes! Letting go of all that angst and self-doubt would add years to the lives of so many women who have grown up before now.
“We have a whole new mindset… a comfort in the comfort of people in themselves, and their self-confidence and really being really positive for their bodies,” Kors said. “We haven’t seen this nude embrace since I was a teenager. But when I was a teenager, if you weren’t Raquel Welch, you weren’t there. And now it’s me who loves myself and I really want to show some skin. I think it’s a wonderful thing to see and I’m glad we were a part of it.
Kors said he felt energized seeing the city through the lens of nieces and nephews who have just moved to New York City. “No negativity, just full steam ahead,” said her husband, Lance LePere.
“This coming generation, they like to shop in a store, like to experience things, everything is fine,” Kors added, sharing a photo on Instagram of Addison Rae wearing a black and white plaid skirt and a headband from her spring 1992 collection that she found at Resurrection Vintage. “It’s urban romance – and a bra top!” “
The more things change …