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.