Gilded glamour at Michael Kors

Michael Kors has a habit of whisking his customer away on some exotic safari with each new season. For resort / pre-spring 2013 the designer set his sights on the mosaic richness of Istanbul, with metallic gold as a primary focus: gold ikat print, gold lace, gold textured suiting, gold shoes, belts, cuffs, clutches, gold trim on dresses and gold lame pants. But as garish as that description may sound, there’s nothing to warrant calling this collection over-the-top. Most outfits may incorporate something a little glamorously gilded, but it’s all mixed in with crisp black leather, bright jewel tones, reptile skin or tailoring. Even the most embellished of pieces maintain an exotic sophistication.

You can see all of the Michael Kors resort / pre-spring 2013 collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the collection.