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Michael Kors plays with pattern in Resort line

Michael Kors plays with pattern in Resort line

Michael Kors presented a playful take on classic silhouettes in his latest resort collection.

The New York-based designer showed his Resort 2017 line on Tuesday (07Jun16), which focused on clothes that can be worn either during the day or as eveningwear.

Silhouettes were kept characteristically safe, whether well-cut dresses or tailored separates, but Kors surprised the audience by using graphic patterns and embellished fabrics.

For instance, he showed a casually glamorous sweater in navy cashmere with gold stripes which was paired with a navy blue sailor skirt. And he amped up the glitz with a '60s style black mini-dress with silver fringe as well as a long blue guipure column dress which would make for the perfect, take-away gown. While he also delivered a witty take on matching items, including a striped sweater-and-bag duo and a black-and-white chevron mink coat and matching backpack.

Speaking about the line, Kors said it was important that the pieces could seamlessly transition from day to night. His customer may "want to look layered, but she doesn’t want to pack layers," Kors reasoned to reporters.

Kors also showed a new take on the trouser, showing polka-dotted palazzo pants worn with a horizontal striped sweater and uniform-influenced jacket.

A maritime-theme was also evident in a navy and white striped crop top which was worn with a cropped blue jacket which had oversized gold-coloured buttons and accessorised with matching striped handbag. He had further fun by tricking the eye, with dresses that looked like separates and vice versa. As a matter of clarity, Kors noted that he preferred the term "destination" to resort when it came to this line. Destination, he said, can mean hot weather, cold weather or, "I’ve got a party in town."

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