We ran all over the city during New York Fashion Week snagging interviews with top models, capturing killer street style, and giving you a backstage pass to some of your favorite shows. Just in case you missed any of it, we're rounding up our 10 favorite moments at NYFW.
With a mellow soundtrack — including Bette Midler and Fleetwood Mac — the Michael Kors Spring 2014 runway featured floaty printed tea dresses, belted cardigans, and slit maxi skirts that wafted down the runway in a '40s-meets-'70s mashup. There was a heavy emphasis on luxe vacation wear with '40s-style two-pieces and even a pair of denim shorts. Watch the entire collection in action now!
We caught up with the always-charming Michael Kors backstage at his Spring 2014 runway show today, where he let us pick his brain about the inspiration behind the relaxed, romantic collection. The main thing the iconic designer seemed to have in mind was "the opposite of skintight: no bandage dresses, no leggings" — works for us! Michael also let us in on the biggest challenge he faced while designing the pieces and dropped some true '90s nostalgia when revealing the craziest thing that's ever happened to him during a runway show. You won't want to miss what he has to say, so watch our NYFW interview with the impossibly charismatic Michael Kors now.
Katie Holmes popped up in the front row at the Michael Kors Spring 2014 runway show in NYC today. She wore a colorful head-to-toe look from the brand and posed with the designer backstage before taking her seat next to actress Kate Mara. Katie isn't just at NYFW to take in shows — she also presented her own collection, Holmes & Yang, with her stylist and business partner Jeanne Yang earlier this week.
Katie has been hanging in the Big Apple while filming her latest project, Miss Meadows, and tending to her injured daughter, Suri Cruise. Since breaking her arm a few weeks ago, Suri has been sporting a tiny cast with funny messages written on it, including one from a friend reading, "No butt smacking with this!"
The models on the Michael Kors runway always look breezy and beautiful, and Spring 2014 was no different. Like Michael's past collections, sporty beauty was a common theme in the makeup, hair, and nails. Lead makeup artist Dick Page wanted an effortless makeup look with defined features. "You can sense a brow or a lip or the eyes, but everything's just a little bit diffused," he said. A slight berry flush on the lips, courtesy of Michael Kors Lip Lacquer in Dame ($24) and two types of bronzer — Michael Kors Bronze Powder in Glow and Flush ($50) — created a healthy, vibrant look.
Lead hairstylist Orlando Pita wanted the girls to look like they'd come off of a night out. A messy, loose bun with plenty of free strands was pretty but had a bit of an edge. And there were no hair elastics in sight; Pita created the knot using just twists and pins. Jin Soon Choi swathed the nails in Michael Kors Nail Laquer in Hint ($18), which she was calling a "foundation nude," a color so effortless that it blended into each models' individual skin tone. Be sure to check out the entire collection on POPSUGAR Fashion.
Michael Kors must have been feeling groovy while designing Spring 2014. With a mellow soundtrack — including Bette Midler and Fleetwood Mac — floaty printed tea dresses, belted cardigans, and slit maxi skirts wafted down the runway in a '40s-meets-'70s mashup that is utterly wearable down to the chunky platform sandals. There was a heavy emphasis on luxe vacation wear with '40s-style two-pieces and even a pair of denim shorts. We never say this after a show, but we couldn't feel more relaxed.
See all the photos and video of the collection here.
Michael Kors has a formula for success when it comes to his runway designs, and we're noticing a pattern in his hair and makeup looks, too. Taking a look through this runway retrospective, you might notice a trend. Michael tends to veer towards basic beauty, especially a bright flush, bronzed skin, or a red lipstick. From season to season, he vacillates between tousled looks and sleek strands. We can't wait to see what will come down the Michael Kors runway this year, but until then, click through to reminisce on seasons past.