Runway Report: Michael Kors SS18

Usually when we think of flip-flops, we think of sun drenched days at the beach, not New York Fashion Week. However, for SS18 Kors decided he wanted to bring a laid-back beachy vibe to the city.

“Remember when you would never have seen a girl wearing flip-flops or cutoffs in New York or London or any major city in the world?” Kors told WWD during a preview. “The reality is that that is not reality anymore. So how do you heighten that attitude of easiness to a way that works in a city?”

Although a sun-kissed Carolyn Murphy opened the show in a tie-dye sweatshirt dress, it was palm tree printed pieces that really dominated the catwalk. The print was imprinted on slip dresses and sarongs, as well as accent pieces that he paired with oversized blazers.

A color palette of pastel pink, blue and purple was balanced by stark monochromes such as the shimmering two-piece ensemble worn by Kendall Jenner which featured a long-sleeved crop top and a-symmetrical matching skirt.

Flip-flops finished off the majority of looks which Kors called “barefoot glamour” with an “escapist kind of attitude” giving the show an overall ‘out of office’ vibe.

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