Michael Kors, everyday elegance.
Immediately recognisable, the Michael Kors brand has become iconic. A label with a strong identity and a wardrobe that's casual but chic at the same time. Ever since the 1980's, the American designer has made his mark as a reference both on the catwalk and red carpets and in the day-to-day existence of modern women. Men's and women's ready-to-wear, accessories, jewellery, shoes and, of course, leather goods... Today, Michael Kors is one of the biggest players in the sector.
Michael Kors' American Dream.
Michael Kors has continued to develop his eponymous company ever since he founded it in 1981. He is a man with a passion and flair for fashion, developed at the famous Fashion Institute of Technology, and through direct contact with his future clientele, in a luxury boutique in New York. Spotted by Vera Wang, an editor for American Vogue at the time, then by Dawn Mello, a manager with Bergdorf Goodman, he decided to follow his dream. From the small dressmaking workshop he'd set up in his apartment to the international brand we all know today, Michael Kors is the ultimate example of a self-made man.
In addition to his ready-to-wear line, the designer became famous for his line of accessories, which needs absolutely no introduction. Handbags, purses, belts... At a time when fashion changes in the blink of an eye, the label has gone against the grain and created accessories that are timeless, modern and high quality. As for shoes, Michael Kors has distinguished himself by designing high heels and boots, but also trainers, in turn successfully transformed by the brand into luxury items. Another cherished accessory signed by Michael Kors: the, preferably tinted, sunglasses, much-loved by the designer.
From the street to the catwalk.
Artistic, innovative, in love with fashion, Michael Kors' feet are firmly on the ground. He ensures the wants and desires of women are at the design heart of his creations. Easy-to-wear colours like camel, ecru and black, pieces that are original but easy to wear everyday... His ideal? To design practical clothes, suited to the lives of modern women, and bring them solutions to the problems they're having with their wardrobes. To do this, he observes the women in his life and those he encounters in the city to create clothes to help them live their lives to the full, and practical everyday bags, like the Miranda holdall.
Michael Kors' unique advantage? Being an affordable luxury brand offering quality luxury goods items at €300. With a myriad of Michael Kors boutiques worldwide, from New York to Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles, Dubai and Tokyo, his gamble has definitely paid off. Surrounded by muses and well-known clients like Michelle Obama and Gisele Bündchen, the brand's notoriety just keeps growing and growing. In 2017, the brand announced an important undertaking: it is abandoning the use of animal fur in its designs.