After a much laid-back and demure fall collection, Michael Kors decided to experiment with bolder colors and geometry for his resort line, something that he absolutely hated in high school. As a result, the Michael Kors resort 2016 collection brings masculine meets feminine casual chic clothing pieces with interesting op art prints and graphic lines.
From utterly covetable outerwear designs and go-to mannish trousers for creating day-to-day effortlessly chic looks to sexy printed dresses and a couple of stylish bodysuits, this 38-piece fashion line manages to bring diversity to the scene without forgetting about the importance of statement-making accessories.
We see our favorite Kors appropriate effortless vibe present throughout the collection both in the neutral and “happy colors” used, as well as in the creative mosaic patterns and color blocking techniques that give so much personality to the simplistic designs.
The importance of powerful outerwear is highlighted from the very beginning of the collection, as we discover the hexagon printed oversized mink coat draped on the shoulders topping the black knitted sweater worn over a classic white shirt and the pair of slightly oversized masculine tailored pants. A pair of oversized aviator sunglasses, a white belt and a pair of flatform black and white sandals do the job, when it comes to adding spices to the look.
To cater to various tastes and style preferences, the collection also features oversized monochrome white, rust and printed blazers, camel coats cut at different lengths, plain black designs with contrasting white buttons and vibrant fuchsia options that will keep you warm on the transitional days, when you still want to wear lightweight clothes.
The interesting scarf motif is the next mainstream trend present throughout the collection, coming in bright shades of green, blue and lime or red, rust and black. Scarf dressing is brought to life through a range of wrap dresses with high slits on the side or geometrically printed below-the-knee skirts with side slits worn with matching sweaters and accessories.
Seventies come to life through the use of bell bottoms for the culottes and pants, as well as the rust and camel shades contrasted with the busy patterns, while the bold color blocking techniques take us to the next era that is no less popular this year.
Besides the eye-popping color palette and the geometric prints, the Michael Kors cruise 2016 collection also shows an interesting take on the knife pleating and sequined mesh used for the evening numbers, the latter for giving a “transparent, not translucent” finish to the elegant pieces.
And, of course, no Michael Kors collection would be perfect without a powerful accessory game, and since he loves comfy and stylish footwear, we are treated to masculine flats, but also platform sandals in different shades. Add thin belts, sunglasses and arm candies to the mix and get ready to inspire your friends with your chic and laidback Kors-ean style that never tires!
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