Michael Kors Has Glamorous Take on Rustic Americana for Fall

The designer dressed up buffalo plaid and classic tartan with touches of red lace and swathes of fur.

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Runway looks from Michael Kors' Fall 2012 collection.
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It's been a big year for Michael Kors. On Tuesday, the designer's stock price jumped a whopping 27 percent, WWD reports . And his outdoorsy, cabin-in-the-woods collection was yet another thing to for Kors to feel good about this year.
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Kors explored a rustic story for fall, with chunky knits, nubby wools and tweeds tempered by luxurious lace dresses and (of course) plenty of mink fur.
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True to Kors' MO, even the most outdoorsy of looks were instilled with a classic kind of glamour and overt luxuriousness.
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With cowboy buffalo check and slouchy suede boots, Kors seems to have been picking up where he left off with his pre-fall collection, which also explored Western Americana motifs.
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Playfully impractical looks -- like this miniscule knit jumper and draped fur overcoat -- gave the collection some (literal) cheek.
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A wrap-around blanket skirt with bold red stripes and fringing at the hem was exactly right for Kors' glam frontierswoman.
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Whether or not Kors was literally channeling a grizzly bear with this shaggy belted overcoat, we can't say, but it definitely drove home the "mountain woman" concept.
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Standout looks were those that combined contrasting textures and patterns, including this nubby wool sweater and checked trouser.
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For evening, Kors juxtaposed his signature chunky knits with sequined separates like a shimmery gold skirt.
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A fur-trim duster in olive green was layered over a lingerie-like satin dress in shell pink.
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Menswear was similarly rustic looking with olive and green tartan patterns and ribbed knits.
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A yeti-like shearling coat in white was paired with classic houndstooth trousers for a retro-chic effect.
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Black sunglasses and trim black trousers added a modern touch to this plaid menswear look.
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Leather dresses seem to be a running theme for fall 2012, and Kors offered a sophisticated take on the look with lace piping and fur-trim gloves.
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By far our favorite look was the dramatic scarlet ensemble that paired a slinky satin dress with a matching ruby overcoat finished with a thick mink lapel.
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