The Fall 2017 Michael Kors Collection is all about strength and sensuality. A subtler approach to sexy translates into long sleeves and mid-calf lengths with unwrapping, slashing and fringe. Delicately draped dresses, skirts and blouses are balanced out by powerfully tailored coats, jackets and trousers. Sleek black blends with abstract animal motifs and the gleam of silver and gold for a wardrobe that works anywhere in the world. A rich mix of merlot and olive with tones of saddle and camel lends a warm touch for cool autumn days. Soft, crushable bags and slouchy boots contrast with crisp city carryalls and architectural heels to bring out the best in every kind of woman.
“This season, I was intrigued by the idea of strength and sensuality. It’s all about bringing out the best in every kind of woman.” – Michael Kors
For a Michael Kors Collection campaign shot in London, who better to lend a dose of British spirit to the all-American brand than Brit (and It) model Edie Campbell? The 26-year-old is a delightful blend of beauty, brains and personality. When not walking the international runways and covering British Vogue, Campbell can be found competitive horseback-riding and penning pieces for various fashion publications. We caught up with the face of our Fall 2017 campaign to talk London, style, and the importance of a good book.
Can you tell us a bit about your experience shooting this campaign in London?
“We shot the campaign in Mayfair, in an amazing ’60s Rolls Royce. I’ve worked with Mario [Testino] a lot, and we know each other pretty well by now, so that made it fun!”
And how about the Michael Kors show?
“I’ve only done one Michael Kors show [Fall 2017], but that particular one was amazing. I like that the shows feel very positive, and very celebratory of all types of people.”
Can you describe your perfect day in London?
“I love going to the Wallace Collection and the Tate Modern. London has the most amazing museums. I think it would involve wandering around Soho and bumping into all my favorite people. I’d go to Duck Soup for lunch, and to the French House for a drink, and then go to see a Wayne McGregor ballet and then I’d go somewhere really sweaty for a dance.”
Where is your favorite place to visit in the UK, outside of London?
“So many places! My horses, or my friends outside of London. The countryside. Driving fast down country lanes singing very badly.”
How would you describe your personal style?
“Pretty boyish. I like good suits. I should go shopping more, but I hate shopping…”
What differences in style do you see in New York and London?
“New York is tougher. London is much more romantic, it’s older and the history is more fascinating. Apologies to all New Yorkers.”
What is happiness to you?
“Sunny days howling with laughter with my friends. Also lying in bed until midday in a hot place, and when you find yourself loving the book you’re reading.”