Urban nature was the theme of Michael Kors’ Spring/Summer 2021 Collection, which debuted this morning at 9 AM (NY time) on
MichaelKors-Collection.com and the brand’s social media channels. From the location in a New York Restoration Project community garden to a musical performance by American Idol winner Samantha Diaz, the show immersed guests in the season’s
inspiration: nature in the city and the spirit of New York.
“I designed this season with more thought and more intent than anything I've ever done,” said Michael Kors. “We were all forced to slow down this year, and I think we all started to appreciate things in a new way—suddenly, a flower blooming, a beautiful sunset, a walk along the river, these were things that brought us hope. I wanted to look at nature and rebirth through an urban lens.”
The collection debuted through a multi-layered digital experience accessible at MichaelKors-Collection.com. The site features three videos: a documentary-style film, directed by newcomer Haley Elizabeth Anderson, that immerses viewers in the mood
and inspiration of the season; a traditional runway show, filmed in a New York Restoration Project community garden and featuring a live performance by Samantha Diaz; and a music video centered on Diaz’s moving performance of “You’ve Got a
Friend,” written by Carole King.
Michael Kors Michael Kors Collection Spring-Summer 2021
Michael Kors Collection Spring-Summer 2021 Collection
Up On The Roof
The documentary, titled Up On The Roof, brings viewers inside Michael’s inspiration and his process for the season. Narrated by designer Michael Kors, the film explores the spirit of New York City, the strength of its people and the endless possibilities the city provides. It also includes a special guest appearance by Bette Midler, who founded New York Restoration Project in 1995 and has dedicated herself to making the city a more beautiful place ever since.