Urban romance, the new theme of Michael Kors’ Spring/Summer 2022 Collection. From the location at Tavern on the Green in the heart of Central Park, to a performance by musical star Ariana DeBose, to the spotlight given the charitable organization God’s Love We Deliver, and of course, the clothes themselves, the show was a celebration of love.
“I think we’re all ready to focus on the simple, powerful pleasures of love – romantic love, love for one another, love for the places that sustain us, which in my case is New York City,” says Michael Kors. “It’s a special thrill to celebrate the resilience and rebirth of the city and the fashion industry with a live runway show. This collection pays homage to everything I love about spring in the city – the energy, the mix of people, the romance and laid-back glamour.”
After arriving at Tavern on the Green, guests made their way to the terrace, which had been transformed into a peaceful oasis of lush greenery, including trees, overgrown vines and a profusion of roses. On each seat was one of Chuck’s Famous Brownies, a decadent sweet from God’s Love We Deliver for guests to enjoy.
A live musical performance by actress Ariana DeBose set the tone for the presentation as models including Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Precious Lee, Natasha Poly, Adut Akech and Irina Shayk walked the sunlit runway. DeBose, who wore Michael Kors Collection for her performance, appeared in the original cast of Hamilton as well as such notable Broadway shows as Motown The Musical, Pippin and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. She starred in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix adaptation of the hit Broadway musical The Prom, and will play Anita in Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated reimagining of the Academy Award-winning musical West Side Story.
Included on the runway: a special cashmere sweater designed as an homage to God’s Love We Deliver, an organization near and dear to Michael’s heart. Founded by Ganga Stone and Jane Best in 1985, God’s Love cooks and home-delivers free medically tailored meals to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses throughout the New York City metropolitan area. In March 2020, they were named an essential services provider, and are now cooking and delivering more than 10,000 meals a day. All proceeds from the sale of this sweater will go to God’s Love.
Additionally, the Michael Kors company is proud to support its longstanding relationship with God’s Love and commemorate Ganga Stone’s legacy with a donation to the organization.
“For this collection, I was really thinking about what love means to me and I immediately thought of God’s Love We Deliver,” says Kors. “I first started working with them in the late 1980s when AIDS was decimating NYC, and the design community in particular.
Since then, I’ve seen how they’ve been there for the city during the toughest moments, showing compassion and delivering food to people in need. That simple act of bringing someone a hot plate of food—that’s love.”
The Spring/Summer 2022 Michael Kors Collection runway show was livestreamed direct from NYC to the brand’s international audience across MichaelKors- Collection.com, MichaelKors.com, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, as well as WeChat, Weibo, LINE and Kakao. The runway show, as well as each look, can also be found at the site MichaelKors-Collection.com, which will serve as the hub for all Spring/Summer Michael Kors Collection 2022 content.
Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear. His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products under Michael Kors Collection, MICHAEL Michael Kors and Michael Kors Mens, including accessories, ready-to-wear, footwear, wearable technology, watches, and a full line of fragrance products.