Michael Kors really knows the women he designs for. Each season he presents modern clothes for sophisticated women in a straightforward color palette. For the Michael Kors resort 2017 collection, he gave a grouping of clothes with varying amounts of layers, in a standard black, white, and dark blue color scheme, all with a level of class we have come to expect from the designer.
Kors’ resort collections always shine a bit above his other seasonal lines, because he has this uncanny know-how that gives him an edge when it comes to travel wear. Although, he would prefer to refer to it as a “destination” collection, rather than the traditional resort title being attached to it, since destination doesn’t restrict the mind to only hot weather.
He knows how women want to dress for a week away from their busy lives, and manages to balance comfort, elegance, and style in general to create beautiful clothes that any woman would love to wear. And his ability to sell his items really brings up his performance, and creates an environment, where each of his pieces tells its own story, by itself and through his words.
For instance, take a look at his cute, flapperesque cocktail dress that already promises a great deal of movement and excitement on its own. Of this dress, Kors said, “Destination: dancing on a table.” It gives you the essence of traveling, the taboo excitement of dancing on a table, and wraps a nice and neat bow on the overall presentation of the chic dress. Other words for his garments have a cutesy ring to them, like with his combo of a black and white mink coat with a backpack of a matching fabric and pattern; he referred to the duo as “the new twinset.”
Just between these two main garments, it’s easy to see the diversity in this collection. He has given customers options for warm weather or cold, and clothes for many different occasions. The cocktail dress could be your new go-to party or club attire, while his drop waist, polka dot dress with a pleated skirt would work great as office wear.
He has a true resort-inspired polka dot maxi skirt, and a floor length evening dress that very closely gives the visual of being nearly see through behind a wall of blue dots (and yes, that is just a nude panel of fabric!).
We love what Kors brings to the table for destination collections, and we know just how much his customers look forward to each new showing of his, because he always seems to know exactly what they want and need, even if they don’t know it yet themselves.
With his keen eye for variation and sophistication, we can simultaneously know what to expect and not know what he’ll be showing us, because it’s the small tweaks to his general M.O. that make for a beautiful surprise each time around.
Photos courtesy of Vogue