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Michael Kors Chic Consistency

Godfrey Deeny
February 16th, 2011 @ 9:34 PM - New York

Consistency, a rare word in fashion, where it's all about changing trends, is nonetheless what first springs to mind when thinking of Michael Kors, who presented a sleek, sensual take on American sportswear Wednesday, Feb. 16, in New York.

Kors does not vary his stylistic pitch that much, but even so this season he was very much in tune. He remains obsessed with clean lines, pricey fabrics and a lean minimalist silhouette.

His favorite fabrics are jersey, stretch wool and double face cashmere, and his ideal customer is someone with a very much in shape body. And even if his designs are rather straight and formal, models clearly like wearing his clothes, since they flatter them and add a neat dose of modernist class.

His standout look, which had half the women in the audience looking at each other and beaming, was a tan napa alligator wrap jacket that looked pretty sensational.

Kors is a fine cutter, though once again his preference for showing lots of shoulder and back means his clientele should not be strangers to a gym.

Classical ideas like toga dresses, sleek jumpsuits and, ideally smooth smokey flannel storm coats proliferated.

Kors always shows men and women in his shows, and for fall his guys will strut their stuff in bulky pea coats, narrow lapel chesterfields and some excellent second-skin double-breasted leather looks.

The show, staged in Lincoln Center, will certainly work well at retail. It's understandable and chic. The audience was crammed with major buyers, many of them from Europe.

But all that said, consistency, while admirable, ultimately means a lot of restraint, and for that reason this fall 2011 collection lacked one key defining element - the thrill of the new.

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