Runway Report: Michael Kors Fall 2017

For fall 2017 Michael Kors offered up a power-woman vibe. “I don’t want to sound like I’m Betty Friedan or Gloria [Steinem],” he said. “But listen, I grew with a lot of strong ladies and wanted this whole collection to be about strength and sensuality combined.”

The collection was made up of body-loving takes on animal print dresses, black leather trimmed draped dresses, jauntily oversized gray knit sweaters and skirts, sweater dresses with thigh-high slits, swinging camel shirt dresses over pants and sensual slouchy, iridescent day to evening dresses. The looks were demure but sensual with an emphasis on the waist and a “sharper shoulder”.

Kors also offered up an explosion of fur. From the caramel number Carolyn Murphy wore to the patterned pink and fuchsia coat sported by Marjon Jonkman, plush outerwear was everywhere.
Not only did the designer present a celebration of womanliness via the clothes but also the models that were chosen to show them with a diverse runway that included plus-sized model Ashley Graham rocking a charcoal ribbed tank dress with a silver fox shrug.

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