American designer Michael Kors is widely appreciated for his minimalistic style and sports luxe collections. Influenced by his supermodel mother, Kors was introduced to the fashion world at an early age. His design career began at 19, attending fashion school in New York before launching his own women’s clothing brand in 1981, and expanding into menswear in 1987.
In the 1990s Kors began designing for Céline, reviving the brand and setting it up for success. In the years that followed he became increasingly focussed on his own brand and at the turn of the millennium launched his first fragrance - an immediate commercial success. Today the brand offers affordable luxury across an expansive product portfolio which includes womenswear, menswear, accessories, beauty products and is characterised by casual elegance.
The brand joined the LVMH group in 2011 and after its flotation immediately became one of the most popular and valuable fashion brands in the international marketplace. It has since achieved record sales, established flagship stores in several major cities and gained the admiration of women globally for its affordable, high-quality products and sophisticated, trendy designs.
Michael Kors’ role as a judge on the popular American television series ‘Project Runway,’ which shot to fame in 2004, further enhanced his success and popularity. Celebrities who have been spotted wearing his designs, both on the red carpet and on screen, include Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and Uma Thurman.Style notes
Minimalistic sports-luxe chic, the Michael Kors collection is the perfect composition of classical elegance, contemporary style and refined practicality – perfect for the modern woman. Move seamlessly from work to play with simple silhouettes, muted tones, sophisticated lines and high-quality materials.Must-haves: Key pieces include the quilted shoulder bags and those in muted tones, the black cocktail dresses, the cosy coats with clean lines, and the comfy sneakers.