"I go to Asia every year for Christmas, but I've never acknowledged it [in my designs]," said Michael Kors
. "Now I am." That explained this Resort collection's batik prints, built-in sarongs, and bamboo satin jacquard cheongsam. The seventies, however, seemed a stronger influence. Jersey dresses, wraps, and slouchy karate pants recalled the urban, disco-fied glory days of the Studio 54 era. But whatever the inspiration, this was Kors in pragmatic mode. "What keeps it Resort," he observed, "is that everything is packable."