Using Turkey as his main inspiration, stereotypically thinking you may envisage copious amounts of fabric draped to create unstructured silhouettes, hooped earrings and headscarves perhaps with the odd belly chain thrown in; however, not if your Michael Kors. The designers Resort 2013 collection has surpassed my expectation of the New York designer who (if I’m honest) for me represents the Upper East Side ideal of perfection, glamour and practicality.
Yet, as I read in a recent article; this man is not one to be ignored and with Turkey, namly Istanbul as his inspiration; Kors has again proved just that. Using minimal structure as the base for opulent fabrics and colour; the contrasting textures such as fur and snakeskin mixed with gold EVERYTHING represent a youthful edge.
This collection is if I dare say it rather ‘cool’ maybe a little edgy. Luxury is key, of course and nothing says wealth like the rich colour pallet of deep cobalt, ruby red, gold topped off by a white safari suit darling; nevertheless it is the sharp tailored lines in shimmering gold/black ikat print, the jewelled peter pan collars, the unfitted overcoat in green snakeskin and thick leather sandal’s in black and metallics that sets this collection apart.
In particular my favourites include the gold Ikat trousers, mid-knee skirts and the corrordinating suits – fit for any occassion. For me this resort would be as at home sipping cocktails at the closing parties in Ibiza as it would holidaying in the Hamptons.
The New Yorker has done good or, at least I think so!