Best shows from NYFW SS18 Day 8: Michael Kors, Delpozo and Marc Jacobs
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MICHAEL KORS: BEACH, PLEASE
The collection: If you listen closely, you can almost hear the sound of the ocean. Diving into spring 2018 with a host of pastel palm prints (looks 2, 6, 10 & 12) and tie-dye everything (looks 1, 4, 9, 18, 20, 39, 43 & 47), Michael Kors' runway was as refreshing as a much-needed beach vacation. Lest you forget to pack threads for after-hours, the season's motif also comes in glimmering, sequined iterations (looks 72 & 74). Not sold on a getaway to Bora Bora? Perhaps Kors' closing ensembles will sway you. Say it with us: As the sun dips, the slit rises (looks 66 & 68).
Buro loves: The palm print bucket hats (looks 2, 3 & 8), indication that the current headwear trend will continue well into the next season.
I spy: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Nicole Kidman and Mario Testino in the frow.
DELPOZO: ARCHITECT AT WORK
The collection: Designer Josep Font can always be counted on to brighten our day, and this season's feat features the retro poolside style of swimmer and actress Esther Williams. Dipping his paintbrush into an uplifting palette of red, pink, yellow and aquamarine, the Spanish designer and ex-architect created a fantastical world as usual — spring 2018 built upon a strong showing structural ruffles (looks 1, 5, 14 & 28), bold prints (looks 18 to 22) and the weightlessness of tulle (looks 29 to 35). Each look more intricate than the last, be it in construction, silhouette or embellishment. Prêt-a-couture, indeed.
The soundtrack: A jazz band decked in white tuxedos provided tunes by Xavier Cugat and Frank Sinatra.
Something you might have missed: The footwear — slides and sandals appliquéd with 3D flowers. We'll take one in every colour, please.
MARC JACOBS: CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER
The collection: To mark the 25th anniversary of his eponymous label, Marc Jacobs celebrated his past and kept the inspiration close to home. Cue: The brand's signature daisy print on anything and everything (looks 12 to 16). Vivid hues were abound, with shades of orange, pink, green, and yellow infused in every other look. Coupled with the oversized cuts on nearly half the collection's exits, spring 2018 worked well as a microcosm of Jacobs' brand of eccentricity — and a quite a decorous bang to mark his quarter century.
I spy: Silk turbans made by hatmaker Stephen Jones specifically for the runway.
Something you might have missed: Anna Wintour actually running to make it to the show on time.
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