Adventurous in the city! Enjoy an exciting journey in a faraway wilderness as we take a closer look at the Michael Kors collection for spring 2012 inspired by the designer's memories of Africa. To capture the essence of the safari theme, the designer showed earthy tones, animal and tribal prints, djellabas, caftans, and lots of leather accessories, yet keeping the already popular and distinguishing Kors vibe.
Look fierce and chic in the concrete jungle! That was the
message at Michael Kors, where a warm, desert-sand palette, wild
animal and tribal prints, and tie-dye patterns were the ingredients
of a collection that draws its inspiration from the designer's
unique African experience. Kors himself admitted that "If I could
commute, my new South Beach would be the Singita Lodges in South
Africa. We’ve been there three times."
Leopards, zebras, crocodiles, pythons, caftans and djellabas, the catwalk turned into an urban safari at the Michael Kors Spring 2012 show at New York Fashion Week. Step into the amazing and dramatic African landscape through safari jackets, cargo pants, camp shirts, distressed woven sweaters, tie-dyed skirts and dresses, warm colors, patchworks, and specific textures and patterns. In fact, the collection is depicted as the African memories of a voyager, a collage of creamy tones of ivory, impala and antelope, a combination of wildness and sexiness. In one word...Afriluxe.
All the accessories perfectly complemented the safari-inspired outfits meant for braver fashionistas who are bold enough to show off their adventurous side while still keeping an urban chic, luxurious touch. There were easy-to-wear leather lace-up gladiator sandals, cross-body bags with crocodile straps, utility belts, pouches, and hand-dyed scarves rounding up the looks at Michael Kors.
As for the color palette, ivory, tan, sand, camel, chocolate, but also mustard, saffron, cinnamon, and bursts of orange oozed a grown-up and elegant feeling. And let's not forget about those zebra, python and leopard prints that made a great impact.
Photos courtesy of WWD