September 26, 2011

American designer Michael Kors wows New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- American designer Michael Kors staged a safari-themed fashion show on Wednesday at Lincoln Center, celebrating three decades of his luxury lifestyle brand.
The designer's use of rustic textures, leopard and snakeskin prints alongside flowing silhouettes evoked a wildness in each model. The audience was immediately taken on a voyage to Africa.
Some standout pieces included a leopard hand painted feathered shift dress, zebra print stretch cady sheath, and an olive linen hand dyed trench.
Created in 1981 and headquartered in New York City, the Michael Kors organization will have over 200 stores in 74 countries worldwide by the end of 2011.
From Sept. 8-15, New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 will present over 80 shows from more than 200 established designers.
Each year, the 232,000 attendees at the biannual Fashion Weeks generate new economic activity for New York City businesses, producing more than 466 million U.S. dollars in direct visitor spending and contributing to 1.6 billion U.S. dollars in annual tax revenue to the City's fashion industry.