This morning in the 90 plus degree heat, Micheal Kors offered up a collection of easy breezy looks, perfectly suited to the rising mercury.
A wearable spin on '70s classics took us from Annie Hall to Love Story but it wasn't just that decade's wardrobe staples that were mined. First out were a crop of pretty midi length floral print dresses, cinched with a belted waist. The first notable development was the shape of trousers which followed. Heavily pleated, wide leg styles were straight out of Diane Keaton's closet.
As Fleetwood Mac blared out of the show speakers, light and floaty dresses wafted down the runway. Midi hemlines and wallpaper florals were repeated on a backdrop of grass green, navy and chocolate. Slits were inserted into the frocks adding more than a hint of sex appeal to the lineup. Simple platform shoes stacked the silhouette while models held massive croc effect clutches.
Michael Kors Spring Summer 2014 [Catwalking.com]
Fun touches were added with a '50s style bikini emblazoned with daisy appliqué and knitted knickers. Crochet - a NYFW micro trend- was on show with a knit looped skirt paired with a fluffy granny cardi.
All in all this was a wearable and focused collection and while Kors' '70s frame of mind might not be reflected elsewhere, such concerns won't bother Kors' devotees. We could certainly imagine FROW star Katie Holmes sashaying down a New York avenue in several of today's looks.