Fall Fashion Preview

Michael Kors caters to luxe life with opulent comfort clothes for fall

Michael Kors caters to luxe life with opulent comfort clothes for fall

Clifford Pugh Fashion Week New York fall 2015 February 2015 Michael Kors Look 28
Michael Kors peacock fox coat, mohair pullover and embroidered lace skirt. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
Clifford Pugh Fashion Week New York fall 2015 February 2015 Michael Kors look 38
Michael Kors gold metallic paisley fil coupe bias dress. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
Clifford Pugh Fashion Week New York fall 2015 February 2015 Michael Kors Look 22
Michael Kors fawn double face wool melton trench cape, barley/chocolate houndstooth skirt. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
Look 29 Clifford Pugh Fashion Week New York fall 2015 February 2015 Michael Kors
Michael Kors peridot/peacock foulard silk georgette bias dress. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
Clifford Pugh Fashion Week New York fall 2015 February 2015 Michael Kors look 14
Michael Kors barley guncheck wool melton trench and cashmere pullover, topaz foulard silk pajama pant. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
Clifford Pugh Fashion Week New York fall 2015 February 2015 Michael Kors Look 28
Clifford Pugh Fashion Week New York fall 2015 February 2015 Michael Kors look 38
Clifford Pugh Fashion Week New York fall 2015 February 2015 Michael Kors Look 22
Look 29 Clifford Pugh Fashion Week New York fall 2015 February 2015 Michael Kors
Clifford Pugh Fashion Week New York fall 2015 February 2015 Michael Kors look 14

Designer Michael Kors is one busy guy. During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, he presented his fall collection, dubbed "opulent restraint," in the morning and provided a backstage look to fans on Snapchat. That night, he joined such celebrities as Kate Hudson and Allison Williams at his SoHo flagship store to launch a new sunglass collection called Miranda, which promises a "movie-star appearance" after a long flight, he told reporters.

For fall, Kors offers a slew of what I call "comfort clothes" — tailored capes, cable knit skirts and sweater combos, camel trench coats (one looks like something Sherlock Holmes would wear), languid paisley pajama pants and skirt — in luxurious fabrics. A ruffled white blouse — a staple of any well-dressed woman's closet — is paired with a charcoal skirt, and slick two-piece guncheck wool suits are accented with fur.

Among the most eye-catching looks is an oversized fox fur coat in a peacock shade, worn over a fluffy mohair turtleneck and lace skirt in the same color, modeled by Kendall Jenner.

Although not cutting edge, the looks have a classic quality that justify the investment. As usual, the collection is heavy on chic sportswear — a Kors trademark — with only a handful of evening looks.

But the closers, silver gowns worn by two of his favorite models, Karmen Perdaru and Karlie Kloss, add some glittery star quality to the otherwise down-to-earth collection.