The Duchess showed her resort collection and style.com has thoughts:
"I go to Asia every year for Christmas, but I've never acknowledged it [in my designs]," said Michael Kors. "Now I am." That explained this Resort collection's batik prints, built-in sarongs, and bamboo satin jacquard cheongsam. The seventies, however, seemed a stronger influence. Jersey dresses, wraps, and slouchy karate pants recalled the urban, disco-fied glory days of the Studio 54 era. But whatever the inspiration, this was Kors in pragmatic mode. "What keeps it Resort," he observed, "is that everything is packable."
Looks like Mikey got his Halston on. There's definitely a late '70s/early '80s vibe to these looks. One thing Kors does better than a lot of his contemporaries is resort wear. He gets it when so many (we're looking at you, Zac) don't. He also clearly knows his clientele and caters to them. These are practically Hamptons uniforms. That's a big reason why he's so successful.
He always makes great bathing suits. We like the shapes of some of these pieces, that folded-napkin-like skirt in pale green or that blue dress with the draped skirt. Lorenzo likes the puffy-sleeved romper but Tom simply can't get behind any look that is described as "puffy sleeved romper." We don't know if it's a Michelle Obama thing, but belts and sashes are back in a big way. That tied-off sash that he repeats a couple times here was also seen several times in Posen's resort collection.
All in all, we likey.
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