The world may be increasingly dark and chaotic, but Michael Kors has a remedy for all that doom and gloom: Get happy. At New York Fashion Week, he unveiled his spring 2015 collection, labeled "optimistic chic," and it's among his sunniest yet, with feel-good, all-American sportswear guaranteed to chase the blues away.
After opening with several crisp, all-white pieces, including a linen pullover sweater, fil coupe dress and embroidered skirt, the collection burst into color: tulle skirts dotted with jeweled buttercups; bright yellow coats; and dresses in floral fabrics with pink peonies, yellow dahlias and lilac wisteria. Even a black skirt was brightened up with raffia flowers.
While Kors toned down some of the sunny flash with basic shirts in menswear fabrics that added a note of sensibility, he featured sun dresses, shorts and tunics in gingham fabrics of pink, green and purple, which kept the good vibes going.
Accessories are also a big part of the Kors empire (fashion has made him a billionaire), and the models' footwear had a winning style too. Some wore chic but sensible sandals, while others wore flats — some of which had a cushioned, inch-thick sole and wraparound straps that made strolling the runway nice and easy.
On the front row, Jessica Chastain labeled the collection "fantastic," while Olivia Munn, Poppy Delevigne, Mary J. Blige, Jada Pinkett Smith and Heidi Klum concurred.