Attend one of Michael Kors between season presentations where the designer shows the collection on models while explaining the looks and one will come to realize Kors’ skillset expands far beyond simply crafting some of America’s most luxurious looks. Micahel Kors knows how to craft stories. Stories that bring you into his world with an air of humor, warmth, and intelligence.
For years that gift was left on the sideline as the designer locked onto an elevated travel theme that perhaps retold the same tale for longer than many in fashion would like. However, after writing a new chapter last season, the designer embraced the idea that his constant traveling campaign protagonists have finally arrived. This season the Michael Kors Collection character has landed in her classical and luxurious New York mansion to be captured by fashionable wildlife documentarians, photographer duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
The Michael Kors Collection campaign offers an inside peek into the lives of today’s luxury jet setters. The rich layers of private life and romance found in the images complement the mood, chic and drama of our Fall collection.
– Michael Kors
Within her natural surrounding the panther and provocative-like subject, played by model Rianne Van Rompaey, chills in her lair surrounded by all the comforts of her position; a roaring fireplace, scotch-on-the-rocks, fresh and fantastical floral arrangements, lush velvet covered antiquities and a wooden in-lay backgammon set. The mood is compounded by touches of humor including a bright red apple that could have come straight out of the garden of Eden.
It speaks to the temptation that Kors is gifted at and we long to see him continue to craft chapters for his characters, hopefully unleashing even more drama as The Impression feels there are even more cliff-hangers and climaxes the author can conjure.
For now, we are happy to have a bite of the apple and excited to see Kors at this new stage of his journey.
Michael Kors Collection Creative Director | Michael Kors Photographers | Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Model | Rianne Van Rompaey Hair | James Pecis Makeup | Dick Page Location | New York