17 hours ago | By Alice Gividen
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New York: Fans of Michael Kors know that he has never been one to shy away from tapping Hollywood’s rich legacy for seasonal design inspiration. For f/w 12, the Kors girl has embarked upon a cold weather getaway in looks that appear to loosely homage Barbara Stanwyck in 1947’s The Other Love. Unlike Stanwyck’s Swiss romp, upon Kors’ runway there was a decidedly American affair as mitred-bias buffalo check skirts and chunky fisherman sweaters met blanket-striped ponchos and shearling stadium coats. The super-edited palette made for a graphically rhythmic presentation within which beaded, flapper-style frocks supplied the finale’s crescendo. –Kibwe Chase-Marshall
Silhouette: Belted / Linear / Slim / Stacked / Drop-waist / Siren
Color: Poppy / Black / Camel / Wheat / Gray / Gold / Silver
Key Items: Fringed blanket-striped poncho / Bias-mitred skirt / Marled sweater / Belted sleeveless blazer / Lace skirt
Materials: Cashmere coating / Yarn-dye wool suiting / Yarn-dye mohair suiting / Herringbone tweed suiting / Plonge leather / Shearling / Mongolian lamb fur / Fox fur / Raccoon fur / Metallic lace / Wool flannel / Camelhair coating / Silk chiffon
Print + Pattern: Buffalo checks / Blanket stripes / Ghost plaid / Printed herringbone
Details + Trim: Self fringe / Fur insets / Embroidery banding / Fur 1/2-collars
Accessories + Footwear: T-strap pumps / Lug soled mary janes / Mid-calf army boots / Fur-lined doctor bags / Fur-trimmed evening gloves / Fur hats / Wide belts / Thin belts
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