When it comes to cementing brand identity the Michael Kors label is an unquestioned standard bearer. The seasons may change, but Kors never strays too far from the thoughtful American sportswear sensibility that made his clothes famous. His consistency of vision has led to lucrative business, but the designer hasn’t lost the will to experiment every now and then. Fall was a floaty affair punctuated by moments of bohemian excess mixed among the more classic pieces. What better way to spice up a charcoal overcoat, than to pair it with a floral peasant skirt and fringed bag? These free-spirited details added a touch of whimsy to Kors’ reportoire and provided the collection’s primary points of interest.
Of course the Michael Kors version of boho wouldn’t be complete without a bit of luxury. When it comes time to piling on the fur, bringing out the cashmere and adding on the festive finery, Kors truly shines. A grey tweed number on Carolina Sjostrand came to life with the addition of grommets and silk flowers, a simple black peacoat and white shirt combo on Liisa Winkler glistened due to the tiniest of sequins adorning the simple dress pants. The true quality of Kors’ work is revealed via these small details and there were plenty to enjoy this season.