The “It” Factor for Denver: Kors is quite possibly the most important all-American sportswear designer working today, and for spring, women will gravitate toward his many variations of sleek, feminine dresses, as well as A-line skirts paired with cutout knits.
The Gist of the Show: Kors usually works a well-heeled, tasteful interpretation of seasonal trends, but this collection is streamlined and sexy, with a 1960s mod feel.
With a watercolor palette of blue, mint green, lavender, and white, punctuated by black and silver metallic, Kors showed shift dresses—many with zippers that wind around the body, and one particularly pretty version sans zips, with flat, origami panels instead—narrow, city shorts paired with belted vests, sleeveless tops draped from hip to hip, dresses cowled at the lower back, and crinkled, taffeta A-line skirts.
Cutouts and transparency are major themes in this line, from cropped tops that expose the midriff or dresses that gave a peak of upper thigh to thinly spun, sheer knits and sweaters with a flash of bare shoulder. Although a group of oversized knits with double arms that tie around the body are tricky, as are some of the cutout dresses that expose too many body parts, a series of sequined cocktail dresses with sheer insets is on-trend and perfect for a summer soirÃ©e.
Look for It Locally: Michael Kors (accessories), 3000 E. First Ave., 303-355-6200;
Nordstrom, 2810 E. First Ave., 720-746-2424.
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