Backstage Access: Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2017
Embroidery meets flower power, barely-there makeup, bedheads and the all-American designer himself. See the mayhem that went on backstage moments before Michael Kors' latest show at #NYFW.| September 15, 2016
One of the best things about having a photographer pass during fashion week is that you get to see the collections before everyone else sitting in the main stage. Sure, you’ll have to swerve and duck to avoid getting hit in the head by the taller photographers and their fancy-schmancy cameras. There’s some shoving to get to the better spots, too. During times like these, I am slightly, just ever-so-slightly grateful that I have the height of a munchkin. Good for squeezing into the tiny spots, you see.
Mild backstage violence aside, there’s just something special about being among the first few to see the pieces up-close. With Michael Kors’ latest instalment coinciding with his label’s 35th anniversary, the atmosphere backstage this morning at Spring Studios felt just that much more exciting. It’s all about falling in love, we’re told by the designer himself during our quick one-on-one (side note: soundbites from that coming up in just a bit). Giddily-happy floral prints and sweet ruffles in pink, orange, blue and green were contrasted with tailored, borrowed-from-the-boys silhouettes. Heavily embroidered little black dresses walked alongside even littler embellished bikinis. Throw bedheads, no-makeup makeup, a live band and Rufus Wainwright into the mix and we’ve got ourselves a home run. And he scores!