The Spring/Summer 2021 Michael Kors Collection

The Spring/Summer 2021 Michael Kors Collection

The Spring/Summer 2021 Michael Kors Collection

Accompanied by the original film, "Up On The Roof," narrated by the designer himself.

Accompanied by the original film, "Up On The Roof," narrated by the designer himself.

Text: Hailee Milton

Celebrating nature and rebirth, the Spring/Summer 2021 Michael Kors Collection examined their designs through an urban lens. Fittingly, the runway presentation was held at the New York Restoration Project Bronx Community Garden in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx, to help achieve this goal.

With the perfect backdrop, the sensual, relaxed, neutral, and flowy silhouettes stood out beautifully amongst the natural landscape; plants even served as accessories in bags. And while monochrome looks dominated the runway, the blues and greens served as our pops of colors. The sun was there to help illuminate the beautiful details that Michael Kors intended to emphasize, the more laid-back luxury of this collection.

Live vocals were provided by none other than 2020 American Idol winner and New York resident, Samantha Diaz. As of the bright stars in the music industry today, the singer performed personal renditions of “Up On The Roof” and “You’ve Got A Friend.” Noticeably, Kors ends the finale with a walkthrough wearing a shirt that says “Vote.”

Michael Kors notes in regards to his collection, “I wanted to take the easiness that has been so comforting to us during a really tough time and combine it with glamour, with luxury, with something that will last for years to come.”

The 9-minute runway is accompanied by the original film, “Up on the Roof,” where the designer explores the spirit of New York City further, narrated by Michael Kors himself. Directed by Haley Elizabeth Anderson, the strength of the city’s people, as well as the endless possibilities New York has to offer, is showcased. Plus, special guest appearances include the founder of the New York Restoration Project in 1995, Bette Midler, who gets to see her dream of making the city a more beautiful place in action.

Watch both films below and visit MichaelKors.com to learn more. 

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