Sexy Delicacies ... Michael Kors FW10/11 Collection

When this particular look from Michael Kors’ fall/winter 2010-11 runway surfaced on, two things crossed my mind – one: I thought exaggerated shoulders are always meant for girls. Even if they are made for guys, I think the only guy who can pull that look well is Bill Kaulitz of the Tokio Hotel. And two: aren’t exaggerated shoulders are so last season?

Okay, whatever our presumptions are, I somehow find men wearing jacket with shoulders exaggerated by chunks of fur are sexy. (Actually the shoulders aren’t exaggerated at all; it’s just the way the bomber jacket is styled). Why do I say so?

I think it is because the details (the chunky fur collar) ‘broaden’ the wearer’s shoulders, thus making him appear as a strong, masculine man about town with discerning sense of style. Furthermore, the chunky knit scarf wrapped around his neck further strengthens the well-built physique that he projected. All right, enough with the hunk in the knits and back to the programme.

Like other major fashion houses that embraces knits and furs this season – think Salvatore Ferragamo, Chloé, and Dolce & Gabbana – Michael Kors too jumped into the same bandwagon with 64 exciting looks for the season. Colour wise, the palette is made of earthy colours with daubs of greys, whites and beiges, as well as speckles of metallic hues like gold.

Though the collection is meant for fall and winter – two seasons where temperature can easily drop below freezing point – I wonder if his fans could survive the harsh weather with those risqué plunging necklines that are prevalent on almost every pieces, be it men or women. But worry not because that’s when the fur-trimmed outerwears come handy. And if you deem the deep V cuts as too ostentatious, choose to play safe with cowls.

Aside from the details, this season’s collection also displayed Kors’ strong predilection on sportswear and a bit of military touch for women and men. For example, the long pants are relaxed and not too slouchy while most of the tops and skirts are easy to wear and can be mixed and match without qualms. As for the menswear, military accents and smart tailoring strengthen the ‘urbane man’ quality of the collection.

To spice up your Michael Kors look, the designer used belts in many incarnations as the dominant accessory for his fall/winter collection. For those with more than adequate gut to face PETA’s music, create ultimate fashion statement with fur-embellished leather shoulder bags with long straps.

Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2010-11 collection for men and women are available now at Michael Kors standalone boutiques, selected fine department stores and multi-brand boutiques around the world.

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