Out of the Lebombo Lodge (a game reserve resort in Singita that Kors resently visited) and onto your shoulder. Michael Kors‘ Spring showing was a cornucopia of memories and remnants brought back from Africa, the bags included. Patchwork animal prints, hand-done tie-dyes, cashmere-linens, flowing caftans, and rugged gladiator sandals abounded. The brazenly earthy bags captured the essence of the new Michael Kors character: an American woman who travels the world, not afraid to get a little dirty – or tussle with some wildlife, for that matter, and does so in a confidently glamorous fashion.
Crossbody bags, in canvas and exotics, were slung across torsos and thick, knotted leather fanny packs (more like accessorized belts, in some cases) sat comfortably on the hip – she needs her hands free! For me, it’s a toss-up between the cinnamon antelope grummeti messenger and python sabora crossbody. With all the texture of high-shine, distressed suedes, and hearty weaves, Kors satisfies both the safari-traipser and sidewalk-strutter.