Taking a stand against the current ladylike, retro fashions that are dominating runways and stores, the Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2012 collection is inspired by equestrian style and a western attitude.
Leather coats, plaid patterns, cowboy inspired boots and flowing, pleated skirts all take center stage in this collection of fun yet chic pieces. Fur also appears to be making a comeback in a glamorous and less than subtle way.
Designer Michael Kors is said to have been inspired to create this collection by a trip that he took to Phoenix and it most certainly shows. While the Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2012 collection is primarily made up of black and white tones, while punches of turquoise and scarlet add a bit more excitement.
The Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2012 Collection is Practical and Stylish
1. Equestrian-inspired Fashion - The trend towards an equestrian and western look in fashion presents an opportunity for designers to incorporate practical yet stylish elements into their collections.
2. Fur as a Statement Piece - Fur used in a glamorous and less subtle way in fashion provides a disruptive innovation opportunity by creating unique statement pieces that stand out.
3. Mixing Practical and Chic Design Elements - The Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2012 Collection's use of practical materials like leather and plaid in fashionable designs presents opportunities for designers to create stylish yet functional pieces.
1. Fashion Design - The equestrian and western fashion trend can inspire designers to rethink materials, patterns and styles to incorporate practicality and unique elements into their new collections.
2. Luxury Fashion - The use of fur in a less subtle way in fashion presents opportunities for high-end fashion brands to create unique statement pieces that cater to affluent consumers.
3. Leather Goods Manufacturing - The style and construction of practical yet chic pieces in leather, plaid patterns and cowboy-inspired elements in fashion present new opportunities for manufacturers to cater to high demand.