Runway Report: Michael Kors SS17

Spring Studios has been the home of the Michael Kors’ runway show for several seasons now and it was always laid out in your traditional up and back format. Walking into the Tribeca space this year, a bandstand audience had been created and in the center, Rufus Wainwright himself, allowing the audience to become giddy with excitement and bounce with happiness along with the beat even before the first design ascended the runway.

While Rufus Wainwright crooned songs by Judy Garland, the models weaved their way through the crowds in Kors’ powerfully romantic yet crisply tailored ensembles. Waists were cinched and fluorescently colored florals reigned supreme in fluid fabrics mixed with stripes in many knee-length dress options. Kicky bias-cut ruffles fell along hemlines and sleeves creating additional movement amongst soft chiffons which juxtaposed the structured trench coats yet paired beautifully with his shoe of the season, the platform.

Our favorite moments came in the form of menswear inspired pieces layered together as seen in oversized knit cardigans and argyle knits with crisp white button downs paired with a wide-legged trouser which fell at the top of the knee, cropped at the shin or sweeping the floor.

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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m