Behind Michael Kors distinctive designs and craftsmanship stands a jet-set aesthetic that combines stylish elegance with a sporty attitude. Completely dedicated to a vision of style that is as sophisticated as it is indulgent, as iconic as it is modern, Kors has taken the beginnings of his American luxury sportswear house and transformed it into a global accessories, footwear and apparel company with a presence in over 95 countries.
Acclaimed for being a luxury lifestyle brand, world famous and award-winning American designer Michael Kors first established his namesake business in 1981. Since launching over 30 years ago, the brand has been renowned for producing a range of products including men's and women's ready-to-wear apparel, accessories, footwear, jewellery, watches and a full line of fragrance items.
Raised in New York City, Kors had an affinity for fashion due to his mother exposing him to the apparel industry through her modelling career at a very young age. As a teenager, his passion for clothing shone through as he designed and sold clothes from his parent's basement under the name 'Iron Butterfly'. In later years, Kors was named the first women's ready-to-wear designer of French fashion house Celine in 1993. He was highly praised for completely turning the company around with successful accessories and a critically acclaimed ready-to-wear line. From October 2002, Kors decided to leave Celine to focus on his own brand and launched his first menswear line in the same year.