New York Fashion Week: Michael Kors Autumn/Winter 15
Michael Kors warmed the New York audience of his Autumn/Winter 15 showing with his opulently fur-centric collection. Sumptuous and bouncy furs trimmed, adorned, and winked from all manner of designs, from a cuff on a belted wool coat to a pocket detail on a knit sweater. Mink and fox prowled down the catwalk.
But what made this collection so captivatingly appealing is the balance Kors put on the downscale elements. Too much richness could smother this collection and alienate the Kors woman, who has come to rely on the realness of his designs. With ease, he seems to have synergised two opposing ends of the spectrum: The upscale and the down scale.
Tweed trousers and fluted skirts were styled with slim waist-cinching belts and understated lace up brogues, like an easy fashion uniform, save for the flair of the luxurious appliqué and draped fox scarf.
The evening offering was refined in its cut, necklines were cut high apart from the sartorial waistcoat gown with its sharp and smart lapels. Fabrics ranged from the heavy tailored structure to the floating sheerness of lace.