Sensual and relaxed, the season’s artisanal textures and earthy shades from the Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2021 collection remind us of the joy of getting dressed.
Michael Kors presented its Spring/Summer 2021 collection virtually, with the New York Restoration Project Community Garden serving as the lush backdrop for the collection’s debut. The show opened with a musical performance by “American Idol” winner Samantha Diaz singing the iconic “You’ve Got A Friend” song by fellow New Yorker Carole King. The show immersed the (virtual) guests in the season’s inspiration: nature in the city and the spirit of New York.
Sensual and relaxed, the collection is modern and heavily hinted with a boho chic feel to it. Kors’ aim with the collection was to show how the clothes might be worn during the pandemic and years after. Everything is versatile: Pajamas, robes, caftans, sarongs and pareos are presented with an urban edge while blazers, trenches, shirts and trousers come with a softer sensibility. Cozy knitwear, sheer linens and soft silks paved the way for the collection to achieve a laid-back luxurious approach. The collection’s palette focuses on earthy tones with a combination of cool shades of smoke, granite and pearl.
“I designed this season with more thought and more intent than anything I’ve ever done,” said Michael Kors. “We were all forced to slow down this year, and I think we all started to appreciate things in a new way—suddenly, a flower blooming, a beautiful sunset, a walk along the river, these were things that brought us hope. I wanted to look at nature and rebirth through an urban lens.”