StyleBlazer @ NYFW: Michael Kors goes to Africa for Spring 2012

StyleBlazer @ NYC Fashion Week: Michael Kors goes to AFRICA for Spring 2012

There’s a reason why Michael Kors is a CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award winner. This guy really knows how to put a collection together. His Spring 2012 line might as well be dubbed “Out of Africa” as he presents a cohesive and never boring ethnic & tribal inspired array of wearable looks.

It’s all here: tie-dye, bold zebra, leopard and cheetah prints, Masai inspired handbags and loose dresses, swimsuits with animal-skin insets, and all kinds of covetable sandals. Perhaps our favorite part about the whole presentation is the diverse range of models he used to show the clothes; Black, white, Asian – all with fresh, minimal-looking makeup that was absolutely picture perfect for a lovely Spring day.
Looking at the collection, one may erroneously think that with such a well-defined overarching theme, it would be a pretty easy collection to execute. But that’s where, the mark of a master shows up. Mr. Kors has really done an impeccable job of diffusing the ethnic/African trend into new styles that are chic, modern, fresh and absolutely ready to wear.

See some of our favorite looks below:

  • Samantha

    I'm sorry but I think he missed the mark. I liked what he did but in no way to me did it reflect Africa. Animal prints do not make something African.

  • bev

    did not like this collection at all the animal prints are a NO and i did not like the shoes not a match.