Photographs courtesy Michael Kors
A couple of seasons after Michael Kors’ departure from the hit Bravo show “Project Runway,” fans may be missing their favorite celebrity judge and his droll one-liners. True devotees, however, know every season is ripe with Kors, and this fall, his styles run super sleek and heavy on sportif glamour.
Kors’ fall runway was electric with brights like cobalt blue – one of the season’s coolest hues – and oversized graphic prints in houndstooth and camouflage. Accessories also went exaggerated. Eyewear included über-big goggles and extra-pointed pumps that while showy kept true to his tasteful take on All-American luxe. Kors’ deft infusion of personality into his paradigm of classic sportswear is what’s made him a darling of the Park Avenue crowd for decades.
Some big winners that translate to the streets are the sexy, sporty-chic choices in monochromatic palettes and multiple textures of leather, cashmere, felt and fur. These body-tight numbers keep minimal at top – all expertly fit – and accentuate the hip with well-structured peplum and hip-hugging skirts. There’s a futuristic quality to the pieces as well, whether in clean, geometric architecture; elongated forms; wraparound eyewear; or shiny detail in glossy leather and metallic. Looks proclaim power, attitude and strut from the pulled-back ponies to racy cat-eyes.
Like his jet-set campaign models, who’ve been known to go on safari or launch from a helipad, these looks seem tailored for a high-performance heroine – the one piloting the plane with every hair in place – and take her from the cockpit to the boardroom to after-dinner drinks. Patent plongé gloves, as Kors also includes, are par for the course.