Glamour (South Africa) - - Fashion Flash -

eronika Heil­brun­ner is seated in the front row of the Michael Kors Spring 2017 show, and she is dressed just as you would ex­pect at New York Fash­ion Week – in se­quinned trousers. Se­quins for day? Why not? In Michael’s world, day­time style can mean cropped denim strewn with crys­tals and feath­ers, or the ath­le­suire shape of a zip-up hoodie in tweed with a match­ing skirt. “Bro­cade to the of­fice, sweat­shirts at night – I don’t think my cus­tomers pay at­ten­tion to time of day,” he says.

“The right thing can make you feel like you’re wink­ing at peo­ple.”

It’s a great com­ment on how women are dress­ing now and on the ethos of Michael’s show: fash­ion clas­sics el­e­vated. And that el­e­va­tion is achieved via tex­tures and fabrics that epit­o­mise fun and fri­vol­ity, such as os­trich feath­ers and se­quins. For within the wit­ti­cisms and quick quips lies a de­signer who de­votes sea­son af­ter sea­son to ex­plor­ing how women want to dress – as them­selves, but bet­ter.

“Look at Jackie Kennedy – peo­ple say she was so con­sis­tent, but she ac­tu­ally went through lots of changes in how

Tulip pen­cil skirt David Tlale R840 Slit pen­cil skirt Peg at Zando.co.za R220

Tex­tured pen­cil skirt Mango R399 Fold-over pen­cil skirt Loin Cloth and Ashes R1 249

Polka-dot blouse Coun­try Road at Wool­worths R699

Silk blouse H&M R399

Flo­ral blouse Zara R1 299

Olivia Bur­ton R2 399 Daniel Welling­ton R3 999

Fos­sil R2 799

Daily Fri­day R399

Em­bel­lished loafers Mimco at Wool­worths R999 Two-tone loafers Madi­son at Spree.co.za R349

Modal trench coat Mango R1 249

Geo­met­ric trousers The Fix R260 Cig­a­rette trousers Wool­worths R499 Cherry blos­som trousers Zara R629

Wide-legged trousers Re­play R3 500

Caramel-trim loafers H&M R199

Point-toe heels Sissy Boy R649

Wa­ter­fall jacket Mango R999 Zip-up jacket Tru­worths R925

Skater dress Tally Weijl R329 Boho jacket Fos­chini R399

T-bar heels Madi­son at & Threads R799

Multi-strap bag Dolce Vita at Su­per­bal­ist.com R499

Turn-lock bag Fos­chini R499

Zip-de­tail bag Ac­ces­sorize R1 499

Tas­selled bra and knick­ers both Women’se­cret price on re­quest Cap-sleeve body­suit H&M R349

Un­der­wire body­suit Won­der­bra R480

Laser­cut heels Wool­worths R799

Vel­vet heels Mango R999 Lace-up heels Madi­son R799

Lace slip Mr Price R130

Satin bra R249 and knick­ers R99 both H&M

Fringed heels Tally Weijl R599

Strappy bra Tally Weijl R279; boyshorts Won­der­bra R119

Foam body­suit Mango R649

Cot­ton slip Lila Rose at Zando.co.za R499

Em­broi­dered corset Corsetssa.co.za R620

Padded body­suit Wool­worths R450

Bal­conette bralette R380 and G-string R110 both Won­der­bra

Caged heels Tru­worths R625

Stud­ded mask Whole­salelin­gerie.co.za R374

An­kle-strap heels Madi­son R799

Satin bra R399 and Brazil­ians R249 both Mango

Sheer bralet R100 and Brazil­ians R50 both Mr Price

Model wears: and all MICHAEL Michael Kors

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