Michael Kors is to be given the 2013 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.

The designer will be rewarded for his work on September 4 and he says it's a huge honour to get the accolade.

He told WWD: ''I'm deeply honoured to receive this award from the Couture Council. They do such an amazing job putting the spotlight on design, and I think that to be included in the esteemed company that has been awarded this honour in the past is very gratifying and very exciting.''

Michael believes American sportswear has finally been recognised as a global phenomenon.

He said: ''I'm always happy to wave the flag that design is not strictly haute couture, but that there is something about American sportswear that is such a part of global dressing now. I think people now realize there is more to American sportswear than jeans and T-shirts. It's a way of dressing, it's a way of life, ultimately. It's not American anymore, it's global.''

The honour - which will be presented by the Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology - will be awarded at a benefit luncheon at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center.

The luncheon kicks off New York Fashion Week.