Michael Kors (MK) looked to the nation to find inspiration for his fall 2020 collection, displaying several luxuriously oversized looks Wednesday that the designer said were meant to evoke coziness in addition to glamour and confidence.
Accordingly, the veteran designer presented a mostly impartial palette utilizing plaids and paisleys, with copious, unstructured looks of mostly mid-calf size.
Poncho and cape-style coats featured enveloping oversized throws, collars, and lapels.
Earthy, autumnal tones had been offset by the occasional pop of red or pinch of black and white, while turtlenecks were pulled high and broadly flared coat sleeves ran lengthy. High boots with low heels added to the laid-back yet elegant look.
Owing to the Web and smartphone revolution, designer collections could be duplicated worldwide within hours of runway shows; however, Kors, approaching 40 years of presenting collections, stated that hadn’t rendered the runway tradition unrelated.
However, he added that “in the end, it really is the best way, in the shortest period of time, for me to tell my story for six months to that many people. And so far as copying it, you possibly can’t copy quality; you can’t copy tailoring.
He further contended that “these are the kinds of equipment and garments that I think individuals will want to preserve in their closets for 20, 25, 30 years.”
Kors’ show exhibited Canadian country musician Orville Peck and his band playing foot-tapping nation rock as models strode down the runway.