Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear. His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products under his signature Michael Kors collection and
MICHAEL Michael Kors labels. With an innate sense of glamour and an unfailing eye for timeless chic, Michael Kors offers a luxury lifestyle as pragmatic as it is indulgent and as timeless as it is modern.
The distinctive all-American brand has long lived by its penchant for jet-set style. Becoming renowned for its alluring clean lines and sporty genre of luxury, Michael Kors has gone from strength to strength since its first catwalk
show in 1984.
The eponymous founder and current head designer was born in 1959 in Long Island, New York and began designing and selling clothes as early as in his teens. From the Iron Butterfly – a.k.a., his parents’ basement – his jeans and T-
shirts were picked up by a manufacturing company in 1974, aged only 15, and three years later he enrolled at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.
After only nine months, Kors dropped out of school when he was offered space to work and sell what he pleased in a boutique. By June 1980 he had received his first Vogue credit and initiated establishing his own line.
Things really took off for the brand after Michael Kors' appointment at French fashion house Celine from 1997 until 2003, during which he won the CFDA Women’s Fashion Designer of the Year in 1999 for his Michael
Kors collection (he went on to the men’s equivalent in 2003, just one year after its launch).
The MICHAEL Michael Kors collection has a strong focus on accessories as well as ready-to-wear clothing and shoes. Offering classic luxury pieces with a contemporary spin, expect the signature sports luxe-inspired label with a modern
urban chic makeover. The handbags in particular
have made the line so popular, with the timeless Jet Set and Selma styles becoming synonymous with the brand.
It is with a knack for remaining current and socially engaged, alongside an instinct for sought-after modern and classic opulent style that Michael Kors has for over 30 years continued to be a powerful international fashion force.
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