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Michael Kors Spring 2015: The perennial optimist

Michael Kors' collection for Spring 2015 at Mercedes-Benz

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Inspiration: “Optimistic chic” said program notes, and as Michael Kors explained to The Associated Press, “It’s a crazy world right now; you know, we look at the headlines, and it’s pretty tough out there. And I think that spring time ... it’s a time that people do feel more optimistic and I think that if you put something on that kind of has some charm to it, I think it changes your spirits.”

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Michael Kors Fall 2014: The big easy

A model walks the runway at the Michael

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Inspiration:  “Big Sur, Big City,” said program notes — the notion being an easy, breezy Cali casual melded with the polish and sophistication that is Kors’ calling card. The vibe:  Antennae were up for this big day show at Spring Studios set on Varick Street near the Holland Tunnel.  Kors has been an anchor at the tents for many years and his defection to the downtown space...

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Michael Kors gets relaxed at New York Fashion Week

A model wears a creation by designer Michael

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Seems that Michael Kors, of razor-sharp tailoring and whippet slim silhouettes, wants us to relax just a bit for Spring 2014.

At his show at Lincoln Center there was a distinctive ease. Sure there were some of those famously sharp lines – the perfect coat, the shapely blazer – but there was nary a restrictive, body-clinging pencil skirt in sight. This moment was more about fluidity and slouch...

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Michael Kors is Mr. Clean

Primary colors, graphic stripes and slim silhouettes were

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Primary colors, graphic stripes and slim silhouettes were the hallmarks of Michael Kors' runway at his Wednesday show, where A-list stars such Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones watched, rapt, while Kors delivered his spring message: Pare it down, keep it sharp and make it sexy. And just how pared down are we talking? A '60s mod sort — with an upbeat vibe. Think a black-and-white-striped broadcloth...

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