For the Michael Kors Spring 2023 RTW collection, the season was evocative of the 1970s, bringing back the hallmarks of good American design: movement and sensuality. “It’s what made me love American style. Halston, Burrows, and Rudi Gernreich, it was about freeing the body, all in different ways,” said Kors.
The designer combined the chic urban tailoring he’s known for with the relaxed, yet hedonistic spirit of resort wear. An elongated blazer topped a bandeau and sarong, and maillots were paired with fluid pleated trousers. The button-down, once the traditional accompaniment for a suit, was excised from the equation almost entirely, and the few times it did appear it was undone to the navel.
The gold buckles were lifted from the spring 2002 collection. They also inspired the bold gold necklaces from which he suspended liquid swaths of jersey in poppy red and bright lime green. Other evening options included Kors’s tried and true sequined stretch jersey and a gorgeous silk caftan in that vivid red.
Go backstage and watch the highligths of Michael Kors’ Spring 2023 runway show in New York City.