Michael Kors, Marchesa showcase their Spring 2017 wear

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Fashion labels Michael Kors and Marchesa show their latest creations for Spring 2017 at New York Fashion Week. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Michael Kors, Marchesa showcase their Spring 2017 wear


STORY: Flirty skirts and defined waistlines are just two of the elements Michael Kors used to create powerful romance for his spring/summer 2017 collection, which he debuted at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday (September 14).

Even in difficult times, Kors said he is always an optimist and believes fashion can make people feel hopeful and put a spring in your step.

“I think the world’s lacking romance, but at the same time my customers want to feel romantic, want to feel feminine, want to feel flirty, but want to feel empowered,” said Kors.

Dames of the 1940’s and 80’s were at the forefront of Kors’ mind as he created the line with what he called, beautiful tailoring.

Fifty-six looks went down the runway in varied hues of sand, tangerine, navy and aquamarine.

Silhouettes were for the tough woman who knows how to flirt.

“Stronger shoulders, very whittled waist, a very defined waist, in fact. And then a lot of beautiful biased cutting in silk and in georgette and chiffon. So this mix of the two things together, which is kind of a way to have it all, why not?”

The soundtrack for the show was provided live by singer Rufus Rainwright.

“Rufus is a longtime friend and I’m a longtime huge fan. And I saw him and I said, ‘are you up for it?’ So we are going to have Rufus Wainwright performing live here today. Doing a reprise of Carnegie Hall: Judy Garland.”

Later in the day fashion house Marchesa showed its collection of red-carpet worthy gowns. This time around, the design duo was inspired by what they call “the journey of the day”.

“It’s really an homage to nature, the idea of looking at sunrise through the day to sunset, reflecting the colors,” designer Georgina Chapman told Reuters.

“So you will see a lot of color movement, reflecting the sunrise and the sunset, color changing, dresses, a lot of iridescence, reflected tulle and the fields. We were looking at the goddess of earth so you will see wheat fields, you will see birds,” Keren Craig, the second half of the design duo added.

On the runway that translated in to airy translucent gowns in many shades of pastels. The designers opened the show with a soft pink gown with ombre tulle overlay representing the early morning.

Iredescent lace numbers with light organza followed, making the way for stronger shades such as blue and black representing the night and twilight.

The duo said that at the core of their success was their long lasting friendship that started in college.

“I think we are best friends, and we have always been best friends, and obviously we work together too, but really the friendship is the key I think,” Craig said about their relationship.

Marchesa showed its latest collection at the Moynihan station, one of the main venues of New York fashion week, that runs until September 15.

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