Runway Report: Michael Kors Collection SS16

Next summer, the Michael Kors girl is spending her time in the city, in effortlessly chic layered looks with just a hint of androgyny. In a collection that was a clear departure from Kors’ typical glamorous, beach-led offerings, a grown-up minimalism came in to play.
Spring/summer 2016 is a season of juxtaposition, structure combining with fluid femininity – tailored items such as buttoned-up shirts were teamed with romantic, full skirts appliquéd with a distressed floral motif. Elsewhere wide-leg trousers had angular details at the waistband, paired with drawstring blouses, while super-soft cardigans were also sharpened by waist-cinching leather belts. Even tiered dresses were sharply pleated with regimented lines of polka dots.
Looks felt a little nonchalant too – low slung, wide belts added a little edge, sharp jackets were slung around shoulders and even the unfinished seams gave a relaxed note to proceedings.
Of course, a few elements we know and love Mr Kors for were evident – sexy swimwear and flirty dresses fit for that anticipated summer garden party. Again, softer options such as chiffon dresses in an all-over poppy print were hardened by skinny leather belts criss-crossing around the body, fastened at the waist. The collection felt like a well curated array of wearable pieces; pieces that could mix and match and accompany real life for the active city girl – our wish list just got longer.

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