Michael Kors has spent thirty plus years finessing his fashion formula. For Fall/Winter 2014, he combined two ideologies: Big Sur beautiful plus New York glamour. The sum? Another winning equation for the American sportswear designer.
Michael Kors’ vision was a reviving breath of fresh air.
A fresh-faced, sun-kissed Blake Lively sat front row at the show, radiating just the sense of ease and polish we imagine the designer envisioned for his Fall/Winter 2014 woman – a woman who, according to the notes for the models backstage, is “strong but relaxed, powerful and chic”. Kors’ vision for this collection played out on the runway via fur, fringe, denim, and various textures. The heady earth-tone palette felt lifted directly from the central coast of California where the mountains rise from the Pacific Ocean. To that end, Kors made sure not to go too country western by juxtaposing his looks with luxurious furs (chocolate sable coats) and pared-back silhouettes (unfussy sweater dresses and unstructured blouses). Standout moments of the show included Look 26, wherein a lush crème-colored jacket with crème brulé-colored buttons was layered over a chunky cable-knit sweater and a mid-length taupe fringed skirt. All in all, after a week of collections claiming to pay tribute to the modern urban woman via neoprene and grunge (think DKNY and 3.1 Phillip Lim), Kors’ vision was a reviving breath of fresh air.
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