Where to Find Michael Kors' Runway Looks in Denver Next Spring

September 21 2009, 12:44 PM
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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 soirée. Look for It Locally: Michael Kors (accessories), 3000 E. First Ave., 303-355-6200; Nordstrom, 2810 E. First Ave., 720-746-2424. More looks from the runway: michael_kors3michael_kors4