As I use the morning to catch up on my blog posts, I haven’t been leaving my hotel room in New York City before 11am. The one designer I made an exception for was Michael Kors whose show started at 10am.

My bloodshot eyes were widened by the burst of bright colours which took to the runway. Red, yellow, navy blue, green and white with smoothing digital pool and digital cloud prints added to the mix.

The designer presented a retro throwback to the 60s with bold colour-blocking, leather dresses with gold grommet details, coats and blazers with big collars, and drop-waist skirts with over-sized belts.

Stripes are an unexpected trend for spring. Michael served up an array of chic striped pieces; the navy and red stripes took me back to my Beano comic youth.

Aside from the daywear, there were plenty of red-carpet options; thankfully there was a heavy celebrity stylist presence in the front row.

A white sleeveless top with gold paillettes paired with white cotton shorts would look great on Gwyneth Paltrow.

Glamour girls Eva Mendes, Jessica Biel and Penelope Cruz would look outstanding in the trio of simple black gowns with cut-out details and open backs which closed the show.

Front Row: Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Olivia Munn, Marisa Tomei, Camilla Belle and Katharine McPhee

Favourites: White/gold top with white shorts and black cut-out gown

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Katherine McPhee, Zoe Saldana, Odette Annable, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow, Heidi Klum, Kerry Washington, Nikki Reed, Jennifer Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Hilary Swank, Debra Messing and Blake Lively

Credit: Style.com