Designer Michael Kors was raised in Merrick, Long Island, a suburban town 23 miles from New York City. His keen eye for fashion was evident a a young age. At five years old, he advised his mother, Joan, to cut the bows off her wdding dress fro her second marriage. She removed the bows.
Kors graduated from high school in 1977 and attended the Fashion Institude of Technology in New York City. He also took a job a Lothar`s, a trendsetting boutique on West 57th street, where his talents were noticed by Dawn Mello, then executive vice president of Bergdorf Goodman. Mello encouraged Kors to contact her if he ever designed a collection. Kors did just that, and in 1981 officially launched his own line. He held his first runway show in 1984, sending Iman down the runway in a turtleneck and grey flannels.
Kors was sucessful from the start, designing chic, luxurious sportswear that was both glamourous and effortles. He built a reputation as a designer who understands how women live and how they want to feel in their clothes, confident and at ease. By combining pragmatism with an unerring sense of chic, Kors` unique take on sportswear would eventually go global.
Michael Michael Kors launched in 2004, it is a cool collection with a strong fashion identity, featuring a fresh mix of trends, colours, fabrics, prints and silhouettes that are always of the moment, that are sporty in feel but urban in attitude. Michael Michael Kors offers a piece for every occasion, accessible luxury with a hint of unexpected, modern glamour with an element of ease. Definitely one of my favourite and reliable brands!