NYFW: Blake Lively and Naomie Harris Talk Michael Kors' Fall Runway
Pleated skirts with sequins and embroidered denim were sent down the designer's recent runway show.
Michael Kors’ FW16 show notes promised "Instaglam," and much like the slang used to reference Instagram’s extraordinary powers (or just the right filter) to make the most mundane things pop, the designer worked his magic on fashion’s basics — a pleated skirt (now in chocolate sequins); a cashmere knit (added studs); and blue jeans (embroidered with ostrich feathers).
"I absolutely loved it!" Naomie Harris said of the designer’s collection that ran the gamut from tailored to flirty. The Skyfall actress wore a white and black floral matelasse cutout sheath from Kors' 2016 Transeason collection with hot pink pumps. Other VIP guests included Blake Lively (with her mom Elaine), Riley Keough, Olivia Munn and Jennifer Hudson.
"Each of Michael's collections are like him — effortlessly radiant, twinkly, happy, cool and timeless. He so comfortably blends the styles of many decades to create bold new looks," Lively told THR. "I especially loved the ode to the 1920s in the flapper edges to his dresses, while there were graphic studs from the 1960s and lapels from the '70s, then suddenly a classic beaded dress with the modernity of a sweatshirt over top."
INSTAGLAM: Models on the Michael Kors fall 2016 runway. (Photos: Getty Images)
And, if you love it, you can buy it — right now. Kors embraced the industry’s movement towards instant gratification, deciding to offer customers a handful of just-off-the-runway styles (including ready-to-wear, bags and shoes) immediately following his show. The range, entitled Ready-to-Wear, Ready to Go is currently available on MichaelKors.com and at the designer’s Madison Avenue store. When asked to pick her must-have look Harris said: "There were so many pieces I would love to wear and own. It's hard to pick a favorite!"
Added Lively: "No one but Michael could pull all that off, so cohesively, and without a whiff of 'try hard.' Hats off, once again, to my dear friend."