Michael Kors S/S 2023 Runway Show Celebrates Fusion of Urbanity and Nature

MANILA, Philippines—With runway shows customarily highlighting sleekness and modernism, Michael Kors’ Spring/Summer 2023 collection delivers refreshing feels that balance sophistication with touch of nature and still not losing quality fashion. The 2023 Urban Resort theme of the show is just perfect to emphasize and celebrate the essence of nature in style. 

“Urban resort to me is the best of both worlds, it’s the luxury and sleek elegance of city life with the laid-back glamour you find in the best resorts,” says Michael Kors. “This collection uses a lot of elements that you normally find on holiday—lots of white, lots of bareness, soft caftans, bare strippy sandals—mixed with the crisp tailoring and polish you need in an urban environment.”

Images courtesy of Michael Kors via SSI Life.

The feels of an urban resort indeed complements the suavity of a city, with that, the runway included everything from sarongs and caftans to sharply tailored suits and Chesterfield coats. A palette of crisp white, graphic black, tropical lime and bold poppy is balanced by soft tones of pearl, silver, dune and gold. Movement and light are accentuated by romantic fringe, high-shine sequins and liquid fabrics, juxtaposed with architectural silhouettes and sculptural jewelry. The result is a wardrobe that celebrates the body and works in every destination around the world.

Images courtesy of Michael Kors via SSI Life.

Images courtesy of Michael Kors via SSI Life.

The display of a fusion between urban resort and style won’t be complete without the laid-back atmosphere out of a strum on an acoustic guitar. “Killing Me Softly” and “Bolero” in acoustic right away brought the audience to a familiar feeling of a resort getaway.

Bella Hadid, Mica Argañaraz, Adut Akech, Rianne Van Rompaey, Carmen Kass, Alton Mason, Mariacarla Boscono, Paloma Elsesser and more models walked the palm-lined runway. A special floor-to-ceiling window area allowed the public to view the runway show from 10th Avenue. Inspired by Michael’s belief that “a city street is the ultimate runway,” the runway extended onto 10th Avenue, where the models made their final walks in front of 25 students from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Michael’s alma mater. 

Images courtesy of Michael Kors via SSI Life.

A-list Celebrities watched the show on their front row seats, Anne Hathaway, Serena Williams, Nina Dobrev, and Vanessa Hudgens were among the prominent faces seen in the event. Alexandra Daddario, Keke Palmer, Sabrina Carpenter, Lori Harvey, La La Anthony and more were also among the celebrities seated in the front. 

The brand’s social media and digital platforms, including MichaelKors-Collection.com, the central hub for all Spring/Summer 2023 Michael Kors Collection content, hosted the premiere of the virtual experience. The program was also made available for the brand’s international audience on WeChat, Weibo, LINE, Kakao, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.