Michael Kors went for a mix of uptown chic (pastels) and downtown girl (black cutouts, zippers), all sprinkled with a little bit of Hollywood (lucite, midriffs, sparkle) for his Spring 2010 collection.
For a full house that included MIchael Douglas on assignment from wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rachel Zoe, TK, the Michael Kors Spring 2010 collection went from darkness to light in a cohesive balance of mostly understated luxe looks. Crisp white cotton and dusty gray sheaths got pop-art mega-ball lucite chokers, while watercolor pastel print on slim trousers and voluminous skirts got a boost from a metallic sheen. Pieces bounced around between pastel sweaters, minimalist white suits, silvery ornate coats and black-and-white graphic prints. Sharp angles on shoulders played against soft edges on uber-feminine dresses. With the exception of a few minis, the hems at Kors were a bit longer than what we've seen, hovering around the knee. Perhaps the most unexpected zingers came from breaks in otherwise traditional ladies-who-lunch frocks, such as a sliver of a midriff on a robin's egg skirt and top, and slice across the tummy and again, just above the knee, on another turquoise dress. Rocker girl black bandage dresses with exposed zippers and sublimely simple bathing suits punctuated the spring lineup.
Michael Kors sure knows how to dress a woman, and with this comprehensive collection, he pleases just about everyone.