It was the penultimate day of New York Fashion Week, and sadly it was all winding down for many… but not quite for the shows. In fact, the shows were still going strong. If Marc Jacobs showed us a swinging 60s, Michael Kors showed us the elegant alter-ego that was Jackie Kennedy.
Kors kept to his minimalistic style with a white double-breasted coat with silver buckle, a navy sleeveless dress (with broad white collar), and a bright yellow skirt suit that blazed down the catwalk. Demure smocks were teamed with fringed skirts that added a naughty twist to the outfit. Michael Kors isn’t afraid of bold colour and statement pieces, and that showed in this half of his collection.
The other half set out to “prove that the lady and the vamp are often just two sides of the same woman”. How does a red and navy striped maillot under a gaberdine skirt with a full-length zip sound? How about geometric patterns, a dress with pleats of navy, green and white, carefully placed zippers, and skin-flashing cut-outs?
But there was one thing that Michael Kors had in common with Marc Jacobs – and Tommy Hilfiger as well, in fact – and that was stripes. I think I might be able to guess what we will be wearing this coming Spring…