Michael Kors was kicking back this season. He wanted his customers to ease into spring gently. No fuss, no muss, just pieces designed to organically blend into an existing wardrobe as if they had always been there.
And yet at the same time these pieces are destined to become instant favorites for their ability to adapt to pretty much any sartorial setting. Kors's flower print dresses that sprouted into three-dimensional blooms, thus creating a deeper and richer sartorial bouquet, are never going to look out of place. Ditto their kissing cousins ensembles crafted out of a more abstract fil coupe organza reference to flowers. And let’s not forget the easy-to-please loose poet dresses and shirts, the gowns cut in panels of shear lace and one classic suede trench coat given a perforated treatment. All of these designs worked perfectly well.
Everything about this collection had an earthy femininity to it. Nothing overt or in your face, just there to behold in its natural state. Unadorned with anything other than a stick pin to hold up the model's loose chignons, some practical across-the-body shoulder bags and pairs of sturdy sandals.
But sometimes perfection can become a tad tedious. When everything is faultless sometimes the joy of dressing can fizzle out. And it was this sense of elation that felt slightly missing in this well-executed collection.