Given the ‘80s trend is everything and beyond right now, it couldn’t be a better time for Michael Kors to go back to his roots.
The New York-based designer, who started his namesake fashion label in 1981, has just dropped an eight-piece, black and white capsule collection emblazoned with OTT logo graffiti. While it spans bags, clothes, watches and shoes, these four-inch stilettos with metal-finish spike heel had us at hello.
All the rich-girl chic of Christie Brinkley in Uptown Girl, all the attitude of Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan. “Today, that mix of high/low is everything,” says Michael Kors himself of the graffiti collection.
“I started my company in 1981, at a time when uptown and downtown were really colliding. Uptown girls partied at the Mudd Club and Club 57. Artists like Fab 5 Freddy and Jean-Michel Basquiat showed their work at PS1, and yet you’d still be just as likely to find their signatures on the side of a building in the LES [Lower East Side] or your subway car.”
That heady clubbing era might be over, but the best of fashion remains. As it should be.
OTHER PIECES IN THE MICHAEL KORS GRAFFITI COLLECTION
Michael Michael Kors, Claire Graffiti Leather Pump, $219. SHOP IN STORE
GIF and tile art direction: Omar Merced