WHEN Michael Kors does summer you can normally rely upon a bare-limbed, perfectly tawny-haired creature straight from the clambake to stalk the catwalk but not this season. Opening with a surprisingly austere black linen canvas coat over a white shirt ,Sasha Pivarova looked more like she had skipped summer altogether and had fast -orwarded into a Northern European autumn. That white poplin shirt became a staple of the collection, which continued to escape the usual beachy feeling of Kors.
The designer majored in a Lapis poppy print which he produced in georgette, chiffon and cotton for dresses with an easy feel to their drawstring sleeves, and mid-length hem. Summer-in-the-city dresses were complimented by a suede wrapped skirt, an oversized gaberdine trench and crushed cotton utility jackets and trousers.
Occasionally a piece of his immaculate beachwear appeared in a deep brown accessorised by his low-slung leather bags but in the main this collection was an exercise in relaxed tailoring and pieces to get you through real life.
With thanks to Capstar Chauffeurs