Refined Opulence and Luxe Daywear from Michael Kors in New York
Fashion One brings you the highlights of the Michael Kors fall/winter 2015 collection show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York where even Anna Wintour graced the front row with her presence. We also get up close with the world famous designer and former Project Runway judge to hear about his latest designs and themes for the new season looks.
Michael Kors described the main theme as restrained opulence, referencing the elegant, luxurious and refined styles of the Duchess of Windsor and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy who he says embraced luxury and glamour without ever showing “too much”. The collection this season sees an array of tactile textiles, furs and cashmeres, with beautiful embroidery and feather detailing, even on tweed daywear. Sophisticated styling was dashed with hints of extravagance like long fur trimmed or sequin encrusted cuffs.
The overall silhouette was long and lean and enhanced by bias cut pieces and 3/4 length jackets with the designer also emphasizing a theme of coziness and comfort. Several classic menswear fabrics like gun club checks, plaid and herringbone also featured amongst the garments with Kors perhaps suggesting all stylish women should be stealing a few pieces from their boyfriend’s closet from time to time!