"...he sent out a sleek collection that, save for a few missteps, played like an ode to the city in springtime, along with its high-powered inhabitants. The strong yet rounded shoulders of his jackets and vests put the power in power suit. Overall, though, he was more interested in sleeveless shift dresses, a favorite of his most high-profile client of all, Michelle Obama. They came in silver crinkle lamé, crushed techno taffeta, draped jersey, and glove leather, but the most interesting was a radzimir number in sky blue with origamilike folds. Kors created surface interest elsewhere with zipper accents that zigzagged around the torso of a mint green asymmetric-neckline sheath, or with bold cutouts that exposed a flash of rib on a cocktail dress.
Occasionally, Kors' enthusiasm got the better of him. Dresses with graphic plastic insets might pinch, were some gal to wear them longer than it takes to make a circuit of the runway. And a further detour into deconstruction and high concept—via cashmere knits with slashes at necklines and hems, along with a trio of sweaters with extra sleeves—was off-key."
Michael Kors is no innovator and he'd probably be the first to admit that, but we do love seeing his collections because everything always looks so fresh and crisp and polished and they all seem to be an ode to the joy of wearing pretty clothes.
This isn't as exciting as more recent collections. It's a very toned down color palette with very basic silhouettes. The slashed cutouts work in some instances and look silly in others. The plastic inserts don't work at all, but the clear chunky jewelry is pretty fabulous. To sum it up, it's a lot of "pretty, pretty, pretty, GOD, no, pretty, pretty." Lather, rinse, repeat. As always, he's got way more "pretty" than "GOD, no" and that's why he's a major designer.
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