Michael Kors Personally Narrated His Spring/Summer 2016 Men’s Collection

With a bit of humor and a lot of personality, this designer describes his latest creations.

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The Michael Kors boys (Photo: Courtesy Michael Kors)

When an invitation arrives from Michael Kors, with the promise that the designer himself would be describing the entirety of his Spring/Summer 2016 men’s collection, we knew this was one event that was not to be missed. Notoriously funny, even at 10 a.m., Mr. Kors was lively for an intimate crew of editors and buyers, even though the Starbucks cup in his hand was filled with water, and not caffeine.

While handsome models, bedecked in vacation appropriate garb, took a spin in the small room in Spring Studios, the designer spoke about the important highlights and the notable features of each designs. He even had a few words of wisdom that the buyers from Bloomingdale’s and Barneys took note of: “Retailers, the weather is crazy! You need sweaters all year round, you need cotton in the winter, you need wool in the summer. Forget the rules, it’s crazy, the world’s upside down.”

So naturally, Mr. Kors had the Observer giggling throughout his entire presentation, which was otherwise delightfully well-behaved and low-key. The designer agreed: “Nothing against runway shows, but I love being able to present the collection up close and personal. I think you get to see the fabrics, the textures, the details and you get to see me slug a water!” And so, we’ll let Mr. Kors walk you through our favorite pieces in the collection…

Look 3

(Photo: Courtesy Michael Kors)

(Photo: Courtesy Michael Kors)

“This is the color of what he’s been drinking way too much of, while he’s on an island sojourn. Then it’s the swacket, that is officially a men’s phrase, which I hate.”

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(Photo: Courtesy Michael Kors)

“Not your New Orleans seersucker suit. This one is in a classic stone grey and piped, so it’s pajama meets suit.”

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(Photo: Courtesy Michael Kors)

“We kept thinking about artists, like Schnabel chic. You’ll see a little Peter Beard running throughout [and] Picasso stripes. These guys knew how to do off-duty style and do it well.”

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(Photo: Courtesy Michael Kors)

“We all have a closet full of raincoats that you can’t wear in the rain. This is actually an anorak that you can wear in the rain, especially on a hot day.”

Look 10

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(Photo: Courtesy Michael Kors)

“The most casual thing to me has to be the most luxe. This is a lambskin utility pant.”

Look 12

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(Photo: Courtesy Michael Kors)

“If you just tweeted and said, ‘Navy pinstripe city suit,’ well that’s to me what a pinstripe suit should feel like.”

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(Photo: Courtesy Michael Kors)

“This is a hybrid of a nautical hippie.”

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(Photo: Courtesy Michael Kors)

“This is a raincoat you cannot wear in the rain! It’s washed lambskin.”

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(Photo: Courtesy Michael Kors)

“You can’t pack for Capri without a white suit. And this is the one you can actually take out of the bag and wear it that night, without worrying about the perfectionism because it has that laidback look.”

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(Photo: Courtesy Michael Kors)

(Photo: Courtesy Michael Kors)

“I told Ben when he was wearing this that if this was a women’s presentation he would be Karlie Kloss. Fighting for that finale look! Although he’s shorter than her.” Michael Kors Personally Narrated His Spring/Summer 2016 Men’s Collection