The Spring/Summer 2011 collection by Michael Kors hits the runway at Fashion Week in New York with an elegant take on casual sportswear.
The end of an always hectic fashion week in New York saw a relaxed mood at Michael Kors.
The U.S. designer is known for his jet-setting ways but spring/summer 2011 was all about staying at home.
"So I really wanted to play with, first off, kind of the easy relaxed attitude of clothes that you would wear in the house, and take them to the city, and so playing around with pyjamas and robes and tees and sweats and all the things we all love to live in, but in a very luxurious, sexy way. And then a colour palette and textures that you would find at the beach, or find in the garden, and so it's a first, we have no black. There's not a black garment in the whole show. There are no stiletto heels. These are really all the kind of clothes that you just want to live in every day."
Donald Trump was on hand to lend his support.
"I thought the show was great. I thought the style was fantastic. Clothing - beautiful."
The first of the four fashion weeks saw early trends on the catwalk, as seen by Elle magazine's fashion news director Anne Slowely.
"The whole entire Fashion Week in New York, it's really been so exciting. It's a return to late 80s, early 90s, classic American kind of hip sportswear. You know, you saw all the kind of loose knits, like the safari, savannah colours that people have been doing. We've seen a lot of rumpled linens. We've seen a lot of kind of like Helmut Lang embellished bondage worker-wear things like you saw at Wang and Michael today, he kind of gave us like the elegant spin on casual American sportswear and it's just all these loose shapes and everything looks so easy and just so elegant."
This wraps up the first of the four fashion weeks around the world with the fashion pack now heading to London.
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