Michael Kors Collection by numbers: What it took to create the key SS16 runway looks

Michael Kors Collection by numbers: What it took to create the key SS16 runway looks

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Text: Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

A collection for the feminine, romantic and optimistic, Michael Kors' SS16 decorative details are more than meets the eye

The American designer's spring/summer 2016 collection is perfectly designed for our sunny island's endless summer. But before you dress the part in his latest easy-to-wear yet sophisticated looks, here are some key numbers to help you understand the collection and its intricacies better.

"The romantic artistry of
hand-done floral embroidery
comes to life in optimistic
 sky blue silk-faille."
— Michael Kors 

7: The number of looks in the collection featuring the key print — the poppy flower. The humble bloom was presented in watercoloured prints and three-dimensional floral appliqué.Michael-Kors-SS16-By-Numbers-Poppy-Flower 
14: The total number of looks hand-stitched with 3D floral petals.Michael-Kors-SS16-By-Numbers 

230: The number of hours taken to complete the floral embroidery work on the cotton and silk faille dress (look 31). Each flower created from the same fabric is hand-made, then hand-punched into petals, and finally hand-stitched together.
825: Hours taken to hand-embroider the printed silk georgette dress (look 16). Made from delicate petals, frayed and reapplied onto the dress, the 3D floral effect was meticulously hand sewn using the Zardozi technique.
1,598: The total number of grommets used on look 9's car wash pleat skirt, including the ones on the pink tucks of the blouse. It is said to take around 13 hours to just apply one grommet by hand.