Palm Beach Street Cred

New York…Michael Kors

Michael Kors almost always goes back to a warm beach environment like Palm Beach for his collections (doesn’t matter if it’s spring or fall). For F/W 09, he presented his most masculine, “real streets”-worthy designs to date, showcasing traditional tailoring with military trims and pops of neon. The hints of acid green and construction site orange should have come with hazmat warnings, but looked fresh and completely appropriate when styled under black or khaki jackets and trousers.  A few exits had a bold, grey melange tweed that had connotations of paved roads. The most outstanding pieces were traditional outerwear shapes like a pea coat trimmed in tough zippers. He wanted to give us “tough luxe,” and with such amazing fabrics and accent colors, he succeeded.


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