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Posted on June 04, 2013
Michael Kors Resort 2014 Collection
[Photo Credit: Michael Kors]
Hey, now we know what happened to The Evil Wretchen from PR Season 8 (which, incidentally, my wife and niece are re-watching on DVD now)! She’s designing her Banana Republic Irregulars knockoffs for Kors’s Resortwear arm now….
I like the collection clothes wise. I dislike all the shoes except the wedges.
But they make you a foot taller! Which is supposed to make you prettier somehow! it’s such an awesome, painless trend!
I just don’t like the chunkiness of them.
I dislike all the shoes. Also, the clothes. And the tracheotomy neckthing in the first row.
Yes, @ceceliadid:disqus – but think of how easy it is to monitor her blood/oxy levels with it attached right to her throat like that!
Yabba Dabba DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOn’t. Omg. Just waiting for the caveman to come along and grab them by the hair to go back to the cave.
I’m actually sure some of this separately is probably nice, sans platform shoes, but when the first thing I start thinking is that Wilma and Betty hired Michael Kors.. mmmmm
Edit: Additional: Second Row – Far Right: Even the necklace. *Shudder*
Great minds think alike! I just called it Pebbles Flintstone before I saw your post, LOL!
I think it is all inspired by HEIDI!
Doesn’t seem all that innovative to me. I feel like he does this same resort collection every year
As Kors himself told Emilio Sosa: “It’s not a collection; it’s a line.” There’s nothing new here, although the stuff is mostly wearable and could be found in a department store right now.
I’m not disappointed. It’s just as bad as I expected. Since when does “resort” equal “trailer park”?
ETA: Stone Age trailer park.
This collection is so… Mary-Tyler-Moore-goes-clubbing.
I feel like a few of the pieces on their own (like the dress on the far right of the first row) would be okay, but as a whole, the collection is a bit much.
Wilma and Betty would be all over this…
tacky, it is like kors was inspired by Lisa Frank and the Flintstones
because Marshall’s and Ross Dress For Less is always needing more animal print items.
Ahahahah. Perfect comment is perfect.
These all look like outfits for SIMS characters.
No depth whatsoever.
OMG I just spewed my iced tea on the screen. You hit it EXACTLY. I love you now.
Because everyone wears a huge, pink, fuzzy sweater with their itty-bitty lace shorts, dontchyaknow?
There’s really not one thing in this collection that I like.
EVERYone needs a thneed. Specially a pink one.
Is there a memo going around about pants lengths that I’ve missed? Because I would trip over in those before I’ve even taken a single step.
I blame Rachel Zoe – she’s the first one to actually voice her reasons for this horrible pants length – she feels that it makes the leg look longer and the wearer taller…of course, I’m not sure how tall one looks as one takes a header down the stairs.
Funny. When I first saw this I scrolled down really quickly without reading the designer’s name and my first thought was “oh Rachel Zoe’s sense of design has really improved — pity about the colours, pant length and the 70′s nostalgia”
Having a major throwback moment, I see. Well, if you’ve got a costume party to attend, here ya go. Otherwise, no thanks.
I always carry a clutch with my bathing suit. Apparently the pants going all the way to the floor and covering the shoes completely is “a thing”. Yuck.
Bored, bored, bored. I can’t imagine wanting to buy any of these looks. MK needs to take a break or quit the business or something.
ABBA reunion party, circa 1981.
Not loving much of this. There’s something so off putting about skin colored leather. And those clunky shoes are very unfortunate.
What weather condition would make short shorts (tap pants?) and a gigantic fuzzy sweater a comfortable combination?
extremely localized and sharply delineated temperature inversion
The desert? (Probably not his “inspiration.”)
I guess I don’t understand what a “resort” is. Apparently it’s a place where the Flintstones and Rhoda go to buy ugly shoes.
I don’t get it. And I’m actually glad about that.
Looks like he was having a flashback to 1972
And that’s not good. Especially the shoes!
I quite like some of the simpler, color-blocked pieces: The first dress, the first and last outfits in the first row, the second outfit in the second row. But I can’t remotely see how these are resort wear. And generally, I find Michael Kors’ stuff just awful.
Never been a fan, don’t think I’ll ever be a fan. Did Michael force them all into the Resort van and force them to go to the tanning salon with him???
That brownish color is just….unappealing. Some of the looks would work in another color, but as is….meh.
Every single model looks constipated! I hate that “feet apart, now frown” stance!! There are individual pieces here that I really like, but I find the styling and photos to be rather off-putting.
I agree. The models are, as usual, very stiff and joyless. Nothing aspirational about them. Clothing should make you feel good.
Great, now I have icecream cravings.
I amused myself by imagining the critiques Michael would make of these looks on Project Runway:
Last woman on the first row? Amish flight attendant!
Last woman on the second row? Pebbles Flintstone pro wrestler–and she’s got Dino’s tooth around her neck.
Last woman on the fourth row? Ohmigod, it looks like her big pink sweater ATE her pants.
I want to hear Michael Kors critique his own collection. It would be the greatest thing ever.
This is why he took a season off from Project Runway? There are some cute pieces, but it’s meh overall.
I can’t even look at the clothes. The miserable Stepford stick figures are too distracting.
There are maybe three pieces that I like here, the rest are school marm or circus performer or “Sam, you made the pants too long”. Second row right is just plain hilarious.
Good lord, Kors.
Mila does color blocking better.
Presenting the Michael Kors Project Runway collection.
This is more what I think of with the word “resort” and the season it is inspired by, but that generic PI drag in the first row and that heavy pink sweater with shorts are major needle scratches. The rest is a little 70s fab (I hope I chose the right fashion decade!).
1980′s Boca Raton Chic
I can live without all of this–his style isn’t mine, in general. And some of the pieces might be okay as separates but are ‘too much’ for me together.
EXCEPT…the lady tux is fabulous. Someone go find Annie Lennox and put her in this immediately!
Ugh. No no no.
Before I scrolled down, I decided to imagine I was shopping and I got to pick out an outfit from the collection. Nope—couldn’t find a single one, not even in my fantasy free shopping binge.
I’m officially over the drapery puddle pant. That goes for the whole Stone Age Safari theme, too. Some of the pieces are pretty, but some does not a successful collection make.
I want to go listen to “I’m So Bored of the USA” now.
How many trends, skirt lengths and iconic details are referenced ( knocked off ) in this mishmash of a collection? Makes me dizzy!
At least there was no “camel toe”.
Caramel Leopard-Women from The Love Boat.
this is the most unattractive and least resort-like collection i’ve seen. third row on the left, just what i want to relax in on my tropical cruise. a mennonite librarian costume.
Ssshh! Some of us are trying to read.
Traditional runway models should not be allowed to model swimsuits. Swimsuits need curves.
Drool, pant pant pant
Second row, far right – that whole “Pebbles Flintstone” dealio is NOT working for me. I mean, none of it really is, but that’s particularly glaring. “It’s leopard print! And it’s cavewoman shaped, too!” In fact, it’s borderline hypocritical, because you KNOW full well that if a designer on PR showed up with that on the runway, The Duchess would be all, “It’s very ‘Brontosaurus Burger Waitress’!”, while Heidi sat there and made mental notes for how fast she could get one in her size.
Ugh. I HATE when the pants go all the way to the floor like that. Hem those things. Also: too much beige.
How does “resort” manage to include bathing suits, leather dresses, winter coats and a giant pink sweater? What weather are we vacationing in?
The resort collection enters stores in that period in between Winter and Spring. So in some places it’ll be cold, while in others it’ll be warm, and there are places where its both. So resort must cater to both cool-ish climates and warm climates. Now I love anything Michael Kors does. He knows what his women loves, and he delivers that to them with some interesting pieces in there as well. I hoped this answered yours and any other person who has this exact same question.
I understand exactly what you’re saying but then they need to change the name of this collection. “Resort”, I think, used to honestly mean clothes for when you go on vacation during the winter. If this is meant to be a transitional collection, then it should be referred to as “Pre-Spring”.
It’s called resort because it used to be a collection that was used for vacationing as you said, then it evolved into what I described. But Michael likes to call it just “Pre”. Since it’s really just not for vacationing anymore.
Honestly, there are times I think that Michael Kors smokes a lot of dope. On the plus side, he’s laid off the orange for a while.
I like about 80% of it, but for Fall. Not a resort. LOVE the leather dress top row. Too bad it would only work on A or B cups, IMO.
This look seems consistent w/ the MK brand. I agree w/another poster who said it seems 70′s fab. And for petites, the length of the pants creates a much more pleasing and elegant line. (once tailored for our short little wee legs)
Lots of pretty, typically Kors-ian pieces. Nothing Earth-shattering, but I’d buy a lot of these as wardrobe staples (mostly the first half of the collection) if I had the cash.
Oh my god. The dowdiest of the ’70s. (Oh, o.k. there’s the tuxedo suit & a couple of other exceptions.)
With lots of dark camel (a color I cannot wear) and animal print, which I abhor. Thank GOD I didn’t win the big lottery this year, I’d have been sad to have to pass on Kors’ collection.
I hate animal stripes and I hate neon. This collection looks like aging streetwalker to me.
I don’t want to go to that resort. Blech.
What exactly is a “resort collection.” And where in the world do you wear a big pink wool sweater with white scalloped edge booty shorts? SMDH.
Say what you will, I think Kors knows his customer. Can’t you picture them?
Take out the bathing suits and you could almost have a pre-fall collection. There are a few pieces here I like, but most of them are just too heavy for summer. Too much brown for me.
Well this is just fucking ugly. What the hell? Michael Kors is still making the same old stuff. Boring. Ugly. Dowdy. Frumpy. If I wanted to look like a dull, unhappy, librarian who puts on something “wild” to go to a TGI Fridays for drinks with the other frumpy secretaries, I’d turn right to Michael Kors. ICK. BOO.