Michael Kors took hybrids to new heights for his fall collection designed to take a man from the city to the slopes.
The New York-based designer mashed together anoraks and peacoats, blazers and sport coats, raincoats and suits in this sleek, athletically rooted offering.
With fur as one of the leading trends on the European runways, Kors had his own version, reinventing the Chesterfield coat in full-length rabbit. “I love fur,” he said. The statement piece was minimized by pairing it with an elongated cashmere turtleneck, matching sweatpants and hiking boots. The pants were skinny and, keeping with the hybrid theme, were “halfway between a track and a cargo.”
Noting that “I never met a camel coat I didn’t love,” Kors offered up a boiled jersey cropped trench with raw edges. Other camel pieces included a cropped peacoat with detachable fur hood and a fur-trimmed twill parka, paired with a hand-knit pullover and flannel hiking pants.
A highlight was a hybrid puffer parka in charcoal flannel needle-punch down worn over a matching vest and shown with black stretch wool ski pants. The play on proportions and textures added a modern urban touch to the strong item-driven and retail-friendly collection.