Over the last two decades, the Michael Kors design fashion label has become a major style establishment in the industry. Numerous celebrities have worn Michael Kors at red carpet events, and his international recognition is a testament to its success. The following is a guide to all you need to know about the Michael Kors style.
New York native Michael Kors began his fashion career at age 19 shortly after graduating from FIT. He started out by selling at high-fashion specialty stores, such as Bergdorf Goodman and Saks. Kors’ own namesake label took off in 1981. In 2001, Michael Kors extended his name brand to accessories including handbags, shoes, belts and eyewear. The following year, a full scale Michael Kors menswear was launched. In 2004, MICHAEL Michael Kors was launched. The label includes women’s ready-to-wear, eyewear, swimwear and accessories that are more casual, sporty and affordably priced than the original label.
Currently, there are 60 Michael Kors stores in North America in addition to international locations throughout parts of Africa, Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Today, Michael Kors is a household name.
The Michael Kors vision in style is casual American sportswear that meet chic and luxurious standards. Michael Kors collection types include ready-to-wear, resort wear and menswear.
The Michael Kors ready-to-wear items for women include chic and casual styles such as tank, t-shirt, cami and safari dresses. Michael Kors also offers dresses for more formal occasions, such as shoulder wrapped, sequined and knit blouson dresses. The Michael Kors outerwear items also range from sleek to sporty. The trench and pea coats have a classic sophistication whereas the snap-neck motorcycle and safari jackets give a more adventurous feel. Among pants selections there are zip-ankle pants, “distressed” slim jeans, riding pants, skinny jeans and stretch pants. There are linen pants for cruisers, as well as tapered pants and cuffed trousers for career women. In terms of tops, there is a large range of styles including ruffled, sequined, ribbed and racerback tanks, double-layered sweaters, tie-hem tops, taffeta long shirts and cashmere short cardigans.
The styles of Michael Kors handbags include totes, satchels and shoulder bags for daily use, as well as clutches for evenings. Small leather wallets and flap coin holders are also available in an array of different colors.
Michael Kors carries shoes of all styles including sandals, pumps, wedges and flats. The Michael Kors city flat is perfect for women who commute to work on foot. The wedge espadrille sandal is also great for the summer. For rainy days, there’s also the rain boot.
Michael Kors carries watches for both men and women. The styles include tortoise and horn, gold tone, silver, glitz, leather, and ceramic and silicone.
Michael Kors accessories include luxury jewelry, evening clutches, belts, eyewear and fragrances. There are four fragrances available, including Michael Kors, Palm Beach, Very Hollywood, and Men’s Cologne. Belt styles include braided, skinny leather, logo-plaque, d-ring reversible, python-embossed stretch, asymmetric and reversible double wrap.
Michael Kors offers menswear apparel including zip hoodies, utility shorts, military tees, tip-neck sweaters, chino cargo shorts, modern-fit denim jeans, ombre plaid shorts, v-neck tees, pinstripe jackets, woven-trim polos and coated linen peacoats.
In 2004, Michael Kors launched MICHAEL Michael Kors, which filled the middle class market by making its luxury brands more affordable. MICHAEL Michael Kors is available in over 350 department and specialty stores for both men and women. MICHAEL Michael Kors carries watches, belts, coats, swimwear, ready-to-wear, neckwear, handbags and shoes. The focus of this brand is keen attention to both detail and quality. MICHAEL Michael Kors collection items are made from materials such as cashmere, leather, suede, wool and cotton.
The price range for a jacket from the women’s collection can be anywhere in between $195 to $395. A dress costs anywhere in between $95 and $195, pants range from $69 to $149, and all knitwear items fall under the $59 to $159 price range. Men’s jacket price range is from $295 to $495, and shirts go for $59 to $129. Men’s pants range from $59 to $129, and all of men’s knitwear items cost somewhere in between $49 and $179.
This knowledge of Michael Kors' background will make shopping for his designs an even more enjoyable experience.