Spring may seem like a million months away, but just last month at NYFW, spring was definitely in full effect at Michael Kors. After visiting the brand’s New York showroom, I left in awe of the amount of work that goes into each and every garment produced for the runway collection. Here are 5 things I learned about Michael Kors Spring 2016:
- The earthy femininity of the Spring 2016 collection was inspired by “strong, creative women, who have a natural glamour” (Georgia O’Keeffe and a young Elsa Peretti came up in a few interviews).
- Forget about the signature MK logo everywhere, Spring 2016 handbags were all about clean lines, minimalistic shapes, and Italian craftsmanship. There were several styles of bags on the runway this season – each with a distinct style (crossbody, drawstring pouch, foldover flap, chic satchel, crescent bag),and each one in perfect harmony with the rest of the collection. One of each, please!
- It took more than 400 hours to create some of the more elaborate garments! I figured that those beautiful 3-D flowers, hand-stamped grommet dresses, and pulled silk embellishments take a lot of time to create, but 400+ hours per item? Impressive!
- It’s rare to see jewelry on a Michael Kors runway, but for spring, there were a few surprising accessories like earrings, leather flower belts, and even a hairpin and a brooch crafted out of resin that resembled amber.
- Speaking of hair, for spring, Michael Kors envisioned a girl who’s not afraid of a little hair in her face – loose braids, natural waves, middle parts, and soft layers made for an unfussy, yet chic hair look that we will certainly be copying come spring. As for makeup, bronzer was a staple for Michael Kors Spring 2016, with sexy sun-kissed complexions, and nude lips.