Held at a warehouse in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard, Michael Kors presented his Spring 2020 collection. Inspired by a recent visit to Ellis Island with his husband, where he learned about his immigrant great-grandparent’s American beginnings, Kors sought to create a line surrounded by “newness, revival and optimism.”
Kors embodied those patriotic messages in the form of clothes, with a nationalistic palette of red, white and blue gingham, knitwear and dresses. All of the looks culminated in perhaps the simplest, yet most head-turning of them all: A navy and white sweater with the word “HATE” slashed down the middle.
“As the world gets worse, it’s the only ammunition we have,” Kors said to Vogue about his fuel behind the collection, while later tweeting: “I am a native New Yorker and I wanted this show to highlight the strength and optimism and can-do attitude of our city.”