Fashion Show Review: Michael Kors 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

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Michael Kors (Women') 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women’) 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors 2013 (Men's) Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors 2013 (Men’s) Fall/Winter Collection

For Spring/Summer 2013, Michael Kors looked to the California desert, resulting in a winning collection and a masterful ad campaign. For Fall/Winner 2013, it was all about the “Bright Lights, Fast City….Urban athleticism meets uptown polish…An attitude based on speed, edurance and glamour” and yes, it was yet another winning collection from the modern master of American sportswear. What’s not to love about electrifying colors (neon orange, taxicab yellow and royal blue) merged with bonded cotton, parachute fabric, rubberized cotton and cashgore (a blend of cashmere and angora) setting the tone with edgy, pulsating energy? Add the sumptuous camouflage mink stoles (and killer olive/black camo mink coat) and dogstooth check print pieces and what you have is an ode to urban city living that Kors does so very well. As always, his coats, jackets and other outerwear pieces are outstanding.

Michael Kors (Women') 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women’) 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women') 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women’) 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women') 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women’) 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women') 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women’) 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women') 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women’) 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Standouts here included his royal blue bonded cotton anorak jacket, the neon orange quilted stadium coat, the fabulous black/neon orange bonded cotton/leather storm jacket (with quilted shoulder detailing), his men’s black rubberized cotton trench coat (magnifique!), and his royal blue felted Melton shell coat.

Michael Kors (Women') 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women’) 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women') 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women’) 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women') 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women’) 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors 2013 (Men's) Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors 2013 (Men’s) Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors 2013 (Men's) Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors 2013 (Men’s) Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women') 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women’) 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women') 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors (Women’) 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

Carrying forth the theme, he also showed some killer suits that, in some cases, had that 1940’s vamp hint of danger. Others, such as his black bonded leather zipper suit was, just off the charts with a hint of dominatrix–but in a very good way. In addition, one cannot (not) mention the smart touches of metallics throughout the collection (think his black crepe/silver quilted lame strapless sheath). For evening, as it has been the case for several seasons now, Kars has dispensed with traditional ball gowns and dresses. Instead, he showed a series of peplum gowns that was very much on-point with the theme of this collection. Although, truth is told, I MISS his glorious ball gowns from previous years. They were so very lush. But when you have the ALWAYS fantabulous Karle Koss (Love her!) ending your show wearing a black/crystal peplum gown, especially with those legs that go on forever, I can live without them.

Michael Kors 2013 (Men's) Fall/Winter Collection

Michael Kors 2013 (Men’s) Fall/Winter Collection