New York fashion designer Michael Kors founded his label in 1981. Michael Kors is best known for his line of affordable leather bags.
Michael Kors started his company after he dropped out of fashion school to open his own boutique. His designs attracted Dawn Mello, fashion director at luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman and his fashion and bag line was soon selling at Bergdorf. A setback in 1993 forced him to discontinued his brand for a short period of time. After a stint at Celine, he relaunched the company in 2003 and the company has grown from strength to strength ever since.
In addition to his runway collection, he currently has 2 other lines – MICHAEL Michael Kors and KORS Michael Kors. The MICHAEL line includes women’s clothes, handbags and shoes and the KORS line includes footwear and Jeans with shops in major cities – New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Today, Michael Kors offers menswear, womenswear, footwear, accessories and bags at all of his stand-alone stores including the ones in Hong Kong.