There are only a handful of names that have gone down in the American fashion lexicon as legends to be revered, and Michael Kors undeniably ranks high up on the list as he’s built his fashion empire over the course of his 40-year strong career at his eponymous brand. Born and bred in the heart of New York City, the designer has based his life’s work on curating a wardrobe for the modern woman, transcending seasons and trends.
There’s just something about his melding of late 90s minimalism and sauciness from the naughties that still feels right even decades into his career. Throughout the years, Michael Kors has gone on to curate a bevy of style staples that still manages to transcend the fleeting trends—including the latest Empire Signature Logo, a monogram that signifies the true design ethos of the fashion mogul.
From the classically MK hardware to architectural odes, the Empire Signature finds a sensible juxtaposition of emboldened prints and understated silhouettes—a delicious melding of contrastive elements that Kors has explored extensively throughout his career. Whether you prefer a sleek or edgy purse, the Empire Signature collection presents both options: distinctive hardware balanced by clean lines and fine craftsmanship. Luxurious two-tone lines complement the brooding shades of chestnut, while graphic prints on leather walk the lines of modernism and nostalgia.
With the MK emblem blasted across generously proportioned purses, there’s no doubt that these holdalls would take you from your commute to your 9-to-5, or carry all of your essentials with perfect style and ease. Mirroring Kors’ love for the New York City landscape, the newly introduced Empire Signature print arrives as a stand-out feature as the glossy, edgy fusion of aesthetics—striking the perfect note of classy but never boring. Dynamic stripes make up the current monogram offering in timeless shades of auburn and vanilla—however, the allure of the collection comes via its incredible versatility to be dressed up or down. On the ready-to-wear front, a selection of mid-layers, outerwear and accessories receive the eye-catching monogrammed treatment that is soon to go down as a Kors signature.
PHOTOGRAPHY JAYA KHIDIR
STYLING DEBBY KWONG
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT CHUEN KAH JUN