Fashion’s sharp line and shoulder obsession has often been fueled from a dark place. But don’t count Michael Kors, who doesn’t do downers, out of it. “I love architectural attitude,” he said during a preview. “But not in a sad way. She’s not a sad fashion girl.” So Kors’ tidy take on the tailored motif felt like a breath of fresh air filled with color — icy blue, mint green and lavender — and plenty of prettiness. His was a balanced approach executed with simple shapes and controlled effects. Structured shifts flaunted an architectural fold here, an asymmetric cut there. Some were splattered with graphic black-and-white prints, others came bathed in gentle watercolors. Throughout, polished tailoring played nicely against the undone attitude of oversize crinkled cashmeres, some slung with an extra set of sleeves tied round the neck for a twisted riff on the preppy staple.

 

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