For the Michael Kors Fall 2014 collection, the designer raised the bohemian Californian aesthetic into the leagues of contemporary luxury.
Each look was filled with foundation pieces that women can depend on long past a single winter season. From the first outfit worn by Carolyn Murphy that consisted of a practical glen plaid coat, mohair sweater and chiffon peasant skirt, which Kors finished off with a low slung circle belt, open toe heeled mules, a fringe clutch and tweed fox scarf, to the final ensemble, which was a highly feminine alternative to an evening dress- a black embroidered Chantilly lace blouse with wing-like chiffon sleeves flowing down the body paired with classic black trousers, this collection nailed urban sophistication.
If we are going to talk about the themes of this show there was nothing earth shattering to report back on. The clothing was faithful to the chosen boho style with peasant tops and skirts, chunky oversized sweaters, full legged trousers and great outerwear from salt and pepper fur jackets to camel coats. But among all the winners some pieces still stood out. The mink coat and scarves that looks as if they were reflecting a cloudy moonlit night sky were lovely, and some grey dresses embellished with metal grommets and fabric flowers had a youthful whimsy look about them.
Buyers are going to have to re-jigger their order projects to accommodate an even bigger buy then normal for this Kors collection. But the biggest problem is going to be for all of the perfectly groomed front row Kors devotees as the show. The challenge: how to not show up at a posh event wearing the same Kors combo as one of their contemporaries.