It’s the mid-way season between the Spring and Fall shows and the pre-fall collections have begun cropping up! The Michael Kors pre-fall 2012 collection is among the prominent ones. While on a trip to Pheonix, Arizona at the Phoenix Art Museum, the designer Michael Kors derived inspiration from Ann Bonfoey Taylor, an American socialite and Olympic skier, who was a subject of an exhibit at the museum. The collection has been especially targeted at the modern power woman.
Michael Kors Pre Fall 2012 highlights
The range has been designed by Michael Kors, who is well-known for his classic American sportswear designs for women. Along with supermodel Heidi Klum, he is a well-known judge on Project Runway. Typically, his collections are classic and full of luxury, but still aesthetically sound. The Michael Kors Spring 2012 collection “Afriluxe” had an African look. But the Michael Kors Pre Fall 2012 line has a distinct western American look to it; south-western to be specific.
In almost every look, you will find simplistic shapes with primary colors with a thick belt around the waist. Many sport different kinds of coats: a Mongolian lamb one in black and white, an ivory zip-front one and a red one with a great fox collar. It is tailor-made for the modern power woman and is full of clean lines and silhouettes influenced by men’s wear. But the mullet dresses using heavier fabrics do add a little feminine touch. Mostly in black and white, colors such as turquoise blue and crimson red do show up in the collection in between. Black and white checkered fabric has been used for long full skirts, cropped pants and dresses. That allows accessorizing almost all of them with black leather belts.
The accessories, too, are typically of the western and equestrian style, such as leather harnesses, wide belts and cowboy hats and boots which give a distinct appeal. You will see slim-cut dresses having ruffles tails. Mongolian lamb has been used on the lapels, coats and even vests. On every part, a harness detailing will be evident to you. Some great picks would be the dresses with lace and leather accents, the cropped plaid pants, the pink colored coat with fur lapels and well-polished riding boots.
What clicks for the collection?
Don’t you feel that wearing your belts is fussy affair? Michael Kors has solved the major belt-related issues by cleverly attaching the belts directly to the coats. Do not be thrown off by the south-western feel! The pieces can be easily organized into your ward-robe. The coats, indeed, stand out remarkably; notably, the flannel with charcoal colored felt having a crossed lapel which buckles the balmacaan with a pattern influenced by Richard Avedon’s legendary photograph collection In the American West.
With time, Michael Kors has learnt the way of shopping by women. He says that he has strategically designed his pre-fall line since he is now aware that when pre-fall collection hit the shops by May, women are looking to buy clothes to wear at the work-place. People are out looking for clothes to wear for a wedding in the summer. It is that this time that the fashion-crazy ladies seek their maiden coat of the season. Accordingly, Michael has included stuff for everyone in this collection. The mega-versatile, radical Taos plaid dress is perfect for the work place. For the weddings, the long lace skirt with a tissue-weight cashmere tank is a great choice. For the jacket-lovers, a dip-dyed Mongolian lamb jacket is a nice fit in the wardrobe.
The StyleGuru verdict
With his pre-fall collection, the ever-consistent Michael Kors scores yet again. It bears the typical Michael Kors trademarks fused with a mid-west cowboy twist! In conclusion, Michael has dishes out a truly amazing collection for all. And when stuff is that great, the pre-fall tag becomes insignificant. They have a ‘Throughout the year’ tag on them.
So all you ladies, it’s time to bring back that cowboy stuff out from your wardrobe, because next August, it’s gonna be Rodeo Season.