FASHION SHOW REVIEW: MICHAEL KORS SPRING/SUMMER 2013 COLLECTION (revised)

A COLLECTION WITH BRIGHT OPTIMISM FOR DARK TIMES

Text by PHILLIP D. JOHNSON/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Runway Images photographed by SHELDON BALDIE and Cheryl Gorski/www.fashionmaniac.com 

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2013 Collection (Photographed by Cheryl Gorski/www.fashionmaniac.com)

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2013 Collection (Photographed by Cheryl Gorski/www.fashionmaniac.com)

MICHAEL KORS has always been a designer (and an under-appreciated clothing retailer) with his feet firmly planted on the ground. His head is always thinking of the reality of the here and now. From the very beginning of his career, Mr. Kors has always been one—with the exception of a few unforgettable collections, “Palm Bitch”, anyone—to keep his flights of fancy clearly in check. He’s inspired, through meeting his devoted customers at his very successful trunks shows around the country, to design for the “real” customers he has, not for imaginary women who exists only in the clouds. So, as his career has progressed, he has become one of the top go-to designers for women who desires creativity, smart design and a sense of comfort (and sense of self) all rolled in one when they dress to face the world, either on the job, at lunch with friends and/or on the charity ball circuit.

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2013 Collection (Photographed by Cheryl Gorski/www.fashionmaniac.com)

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2013 Collection (Photographed by Cheryl Gorski/www.fashionmaniac.com)

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2013 Collection (@Sheldon Baldie/www.fashionpluslifestyle.wordpress.com)

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2013 Collection (@Sheldon Baldie/www.fashionpluslifestyle.wordpress.com)

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FASHION REVIEW: NAUTICA 2013 SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION

Text & Images by Phillip D. Johnson

Some designers like to change things up each season. In such situations, they are either very talented with an endless fount of genius and inspiration (like Karl Lagerfeld) or they are full out of ideas and they are just throwing pasta against the wall to see what sticks (let’s not name names here). And then there are those who has a certain aesthetic, a signature look, who never strays too far off course—not that they are stagnant, of course. They are always moving forward, always shoring up the base while tweaking under the hood. This is the number one reason I look forward to the NAUTICA MEN’S COLLECTION PRESENTATION each season during New York Fashion Week. The creative team at NAUTICA is never going to mess with the signature formula that has been so integral to their continued success but that doesn’t mean that the clothes in the collection are boring or less than stellar.

Nautica 2013 Spring/Summer Collection @Phillip D. Johnson/www.fashionpluslifestyle.wordpress.com

Nautica 2013 Spring/Summer Collection @Phillip D. Johnson/www.fashionpluslifestyle.wordpress.com

Nautica Spring/Summer 2013 Collection @Phillip D. Johnson/www.fashionpluslifestyle.wordpress.com

Nautica Spring/Summer 2013 Collection @Phillip D. Johnson/www.fashionpluslifestyle.wordpress.com

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