Michael Kors Resort 2014
A sojourn to Palm Springs, Calif., provided Michael Kors with several cues for resort, starting with the climate. “Resort is about wacky weather,” he said during the showroom appointment. “In Palm Springs, it’s 90 during the day and 45 at night.” The desert town’s modern opulence also appealed to the designer, and the resulting lineup was crisp and glamorous with a hint of the Seventies — a tan coat with matching flared pants, a leather tennis dress with a lace chain detail, and several midi silhouettes. He used animal patterns as elements for colorblocking or in their entirety, on such looks as a pink leopard calf hair coat and two slinky dresses with giraffelike silver-sequinned patches. Lucite accessories, from gold watches embedded in plastic cuffs to wedge heels loosely inspired by Charles Hollis Jones’ floating furniture designs, were equally striking.