Kors has become somewhat of a U.S institution and it’s not hard to see why. We know what we are going to get from Kors. His unapologetic love of sportswear, but once again elevated to give it the true look of luxury all at once. Kors knows what America wants and he is there to give it to them with a splash of glamour.
This collection Kors is both looking back, but designing in a way that is most definitely looking to the future. This is reflected most clearly in the orange striped coat, worn on Naomi Campbell 21 years ago, and then slightly updated to be worn on Kaia Gerber.
His latest collection is without doubt classic timeless pieces that won’t look out of place another 21 years from now. Outerwear really stole the show, with classic and beautifully created capes, a shearling coat as well as super-oversized knits, and matching scarves that doubled up as a coat, ponchos and sharp tailoring, and the celebration of the boot also ran throughout. From the flat riding boot and over the knee wellies for the country, to the stacked heel made for the city. Accessories, crossbody satchels and messenger bags insured we could be carefree and handsfree.
The FW 20 collection was all about easy, cozy glamour. That balance between country and the big city. More modest hemlines and high necklines kept the looks conservative but still stylishly form-fitted. A stunning knit dress that played around with the look of wrapping a sweater over your shoulders, perfect for the country club and paired with tan knee-high riding boots. Easy to wear pieces that were given structure with belts worn over dresses and capes. Skirts were knit and fringe blanket style, dresses were long and loose in form.
This relaxed vibe carried on through to evening wear, loose in form, they carried a cool-easy breezy feel. Dresses paired with a high neck sweater and knee high boot ensured an elegant yet care-free feel to them.
The nod to sustainability also carried on through to his eveningwear, with his sequin dress, one of which Kors made using recycled materials whilst recycled plastic bottles were used to create the sequins adorned on the dress.
Menswear pieces lent into the growing trend of his and hers looks. Complimenting the womenswear collection with their muted colours and relaxed fit. A black cape and riding boots, as well as the shearling coat were offered in both the men’s and womenswear collection. Whilst a grey oversized coat and turtleneck black jumper and a more relaxed fit trouser ensured the his and hers pieces matched the vibe accordingly. Also playing with the country-city balance, a tan puffer coat that with matching shirt and complimenting trousers.
Blending the new with the resurrected, a move into sustainability and a reference back to his previous shows, Kors seemed to have his 40th Anniversary as a point of inspiration and celebration, the result? A show of nostalgia, ease a little utilitarian edge, and a whole lot of easy glamour.