On Feb. 18, Michael Kors celebrated the launch of his Miranda Eyewear Collection at his newly opened Michael Kors SoHo flagship store. Kors was joined by Kate Hudson, Allison Williams, Lily Aldridge, Poppy Delevingne, Jessica Hart, Ming Xi, Hanneli Mustaparta, Harley Viera-Newton, Leigh Lezark, Karmen Pedaru, Alexandra Richards, Tao Okamoto, Tiffany and many more. DJ Brendan Fallis was on the turntables. Earlier in the day Kate Hudson and Allison Williams were front row at the beloved designer’s Fall 2015 show presented by Fiji Water. Kate Hudson and Michael Kors are old friends that’s why she came out to support him. The actress loves fashion week because all of her friends come to town and hang out.
Some major stars have been spotted wearing Michael this month. Mary J. Blige wore a cardamom Michael Kors crystal gown for the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Jessica Alba wore a black Michael Kors cropped knit and black floral skirt both from the Spring 2015 collection for the launch of Jennifer Meyer xo Jessica Alba on Feb. 3, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. Emma Stone wore a black and white striped Michael Kors embroidered knit and black and white polka dot skirt both from the Transeason 2015 collection for the 37th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon on Feb. 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. This season Michael was inspired by wearing opulence on a regular basis. Some women who inspired him included Wallace Simpson, Babe Paley and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.
Read our exclusive interviews below from his Miranda Eyewear Collection launch:
Q: What is it like being at this event?
A: It’s really nice. The store looks so beautiful. It’s my first time here. It’s huge! I’m trying to take it all in. It’s beautiful.
Q: And what were you most excited about for this collection?
A: It was stunning. I think I’m still comprehending everything that I saw. But it has a great color scheme.
Q: And what do you like about Michael Kors in general?
A: He is a really sweet person, he is really energetic. As a brand, he is always right on the money where you didn’t know you wanted to go but that’s where you want to go for fashion. And it is fresh, it is a tad commercial, but it is still pushing the trends.
Q: How has this fashion week been for you?
A: It’s been really cold and nice. Fun, exciting, and I’m also happy that it is over tomorrow.
Q: What is it like being at this event for you today?
A: I am so excited because I watched the show this morning so I watched the collection. It is so beautiful and I’ve heard that they launched the new sunglasses called “Miranda,” so I am very excited about this as well.
Q: What did you enjoy about the collection?
A: There’s one piece and I want to buy it. It’s a long coat but it’s a cape. So you don’t have the sleeve, so it’s long but with a cape. It’s in the beige color.
Q: And what do you like about the Michael Kors brand in general?
A: I like the idea of a corset. Because I think it is really a symbol of a city girl. They are very confident, they have their own things to do, but they still stay glamorous and beautiful. You don’t want a very tough girl, right?
Q: And how has fashion week been for you?
A: It’s good except for the weather. I think that everyone is suffering from the weather.
Harley Viera Newton
Q: What is it like being at this event today for you?
A: It’s really fun because we woke up and went to the show so it feels like a full day with Michael and he is the best and it’s one of the shows that I look forward to the most.
Q: And how was the collection for today?
A: Beautiful, really, really beautiful. All of his clothes are so wearable – they are very curious and beautiful but also so wearable, so you really covet every single thing because you can imagine yourself living in the pieces.
Q: Anything that stood out to you in the collection?
A: All the sweaters – everything honestly was so beautiful. There were dresses that were beautiful, sweaters – there was one cable knit, short sleeve, white sweater with a collar that I loved.
Q: And how do you like Michael Kors as a brand in general?
A: They’re great. It is classic and elegant and again super wearable and you just want everything always. And he is the best so it is just a pleasure working with him.
Q: And how was fashion week?
A: Great! It was actually my birthday last night so I am very tired today. But it has been very good. And then I go to London tomorrow to DJ and keeping it moving.