Michael Kors gathered editors at the Whitney Museum, with a view of the Hudson River and New Jersey in the distance. Kors’s tropical prints are more versatile than the next guys’ primarily because of their palette: He used navy, brown, black, and white, with bright lemon yellow options for the extroverts in his audience. By pairing them with solids or boyish pajama stripes, he tempered their typical exuberance further. To adopt Kors speak for a moment—although, let’s face it, nobody gives quotes like MK—this was Tropicália à la tomboy. The femme aspects of the collection charmed equally as much. He’s often observed that no one’s doing laps in his bathing suits—his customers wear his maillots at parties on boats. Riffing on that idea, he made a dress out of swimwear, cutting a strappy jersey column with a sexy cutout at the midriff. Other pieces that qualified for what he described as the “super easy, super glamorous point of the whole collection” included a jumpsuit with wide, asymmetric leg openings that read like a breezy dress, and a floral-print, ankle-length halter dress.
Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kors