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Michael Kors gets happy with sunny spring 2015 collection

Michael Kors gets happy with sunny spring 2015 collection

Michael Kors spring 2015 look 16 blue shirt and daffodil embroidered tulle skirt
Michael Kors pairs a basic blue shirt with a flashy marigold embroidered skirt. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
Michael Kors spring 2015 look 9 indigo daffodil top and skirt
Michael Kors dahlia-pattered skirt and crop top in a rich indigo color. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
Michael Kors on the runway after showing of his spring collection
Michael Kors takes his runway bow. Photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz
Michael Kors spring 2015 look 3 white fil coupe dress
Michael Kors opened his spring 2015 collection with several all-white looks, including this fil coupe dress. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
Michael Kors spring 2015 look 7 daffodil coat and cropped jean
Michael Kors coat in a bold yellow color, merino pullover, cropped jeans and flat sandals. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
Michael Kors spring 2015 look 48 black sweater and gingham cotton skirt
Michael Kors black sweater and gingham cotton skirt. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
Michael Kors spring 2015 runway look
Michael Kors crepe belted romper. Photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz
Micheal Kors spring 2015 runway look
Michael Kors white blouse and embroidered tulle skirt. Photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz
Michael Kors spring 2015 look 16 blue shirt and daffodil embroidered tulle skirt
Michael Kors spring 2015 look 9 indigo daffodil top and skirt
Michael Kors on the runway after showing of his spring collection
Michael Kors spring 2015 look 3 white fil coupe dress
Michael Kors spring 2015 look 7 daffodil coat and cropped jean
Michael Kors spring 2015 look 48 black sweater and gingham cotton skirt
Michael Kors spring 2015 runway look
Micheal Kors spring 2015 runway look

The world may be increasingly dark and chaotic, but Michael Kors has a remedy for all that doom and gloom: Get happy. At New York Fashion Week, he unveiled his spring 2015 collection, labeled "optimistic chic," and it's among his sunniest yet, with feel-good, all-American sportswear guaranteed to chase the blues away.

After opening with several crisp, all-white pieces, including a linen pullover sweater, fil coupe dress and embroidered skirt, the collection burst into color: tulle skirts dotted with jeweled buttercups; bright yellow coats; and dresses in floral fabrics with pink peonies, yellow dahlias and lilac wisteria. Even a black skirt was brightened up with raffia flowers.

While Kors toned down some of the sunny flash with basic shirts in menswear fabrics that added a note of sensibility, he featured sun dresses, shorts and tunics in gingham fabrics of pink, green and purple, which kept the good vibes going.

Accessories are also a big part of the Kors empire (fashion has made him a billionaire), and the models' footwear had a winning style too. Some wore chic but sensible sandals, while others wore flats — some of which had a cushioned, inch-thick sole and wraparound straps that made strolling the runway nice and easy.

On the front row, Jessica Chastain labeled the collection "fantastic," while Olivia Munn, Poppy Delevigne, Mary J. Blige, Jada Pinkett Smith and Heidi Klum concurred.