Michael Kors is painting New York black-and-white with his latest collection.
With the launch of #MKGO Graffiti, the fashion designer’s first series of limited-edition capsule collections, Kors has unveiled a collection of jackets, shoes and bags in black-and-white graffiti print, inspired by the ’80s art scene in New York.
“I started my company in 1981, at a time when uptown and downtown were really colliding. Uptown girls partied downtown at the Mudd Club and Club 54,” Kors says. “Artists like Fab 5 Freddy and Jean-Michel Basquiat showed their work at PS 1, and yet you’d still be just as likely to find their signatures on the side of a building in the LES or your subway car. Today, that mix of high/low is everything.”
For his new collection, the designer enlisted the help of former Creative Director for all Bloomingdale’s window displays, Candy Pratts Price, to design standout window displays for the capsule collection at select Michael Kors store locations.
Sitting down at Mr Chow with Price in New York, Kors discusses his collection and his desire to create eye-catching window displays. “Graffiti is storytelling,” he says. “In today’s world, we are, more than ever, storytellers.”
The Michael Kors x Candy Pratts Price window displays feature mannequins in the graffiti designs taking selfies against a giant print backdrop of the designer.