Few designers have played as integral a role in defining classic American sportswear as Michael Kors. From lively blazers and minimalist sheaths to vibrant metallic eveningwear, the designer has been giving women what they want since the early 1980s. Now, Kors’s newly remodeled boutique at The Forum Shops is celebrating the completion of its highly anticipated expansion. The store is offering the label’s MICHAEL Michael Kors ready-to-wear collection, as well as luxury accessories including handbags, jewelry, footwear, and eyewear that flawlessly complement Las Vegas’s ultrachic lifestyle. In this exclusive interview with Vegas, Kors discusses the expansion, the fabulous women of Sin City, and the inspiration behind his latest eye-catching Summer collection.
Alexandra Geisler: How does your clothing speak to the Las Vegas woman? Do you think your collection echoes her dynamic lifestyle? Michael Kors: Our brand is all about a chic, fast-paced lifestyle, and there’s no place that embodies that sensibility better than Las Vegas—the city of daring drama and drop-dead glamour.
AG: Why did you decide to expand your boutique at The Forum Shops now, and how did you choose additional product for the location? MK: We wanted to bring more of everything to Vegas because it’s a place where more is more. Our Vegas customers are especially big fans of our handbags, jewelry, and watches.
AG: Currently the store is filled with your gorgeous Summer collection. What was the inspiration behind it? MK: The MICHAEL Michael Kors Summer 2013 collection is inspired by a nouveau surfer girl. It features graphic stripes and techno prints punctuated by neon. The vividly colored prints pay tribute to the Deco details of South Beach architecture.
AG: If you had to choose one item from the collection for the Las Vegas woman to invest in this season, which would it be? MK: The MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma satchel. It’s sophisticated and sleek and comes in fantastically optimistic colors for summer. Every Las Vegas woman also needs a versatile summer dress that she can wear anywhere, whether it’s to coffee or to cocktails. Our Fulham diagonal-striped sleeveless dress is easy, sexy, and hits all the right notes. The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-869-0010