Michael Kors .Although he has shown patterns, Kors prefers neutral color fields
and emphasizes the apparel of the fabric with luxurious wools and
cashmere for fall-winter and stretch and cotton for spring-summer.
Leather in shirts, skirts, and jackets is essential for any Kors fallwinter
collection; trousers are critical in all collections; and layering
is important, even light layers in spring-summer collections. Kors
spoke the language of separates in arguing with Bernadine Morris of
the New York Times in April 1992 stating, “Store buyers are zeroing in
on the idea that women will probably not be shopping for entire new
wardrobes. A single piece or two that will enliven everything else is
what they will be searching for. Leather fills the bill—suede for times
they are in a softer mood, smooth leather when they feel more
aggressive.” Kors’ distinctive position as a leading minimalist in late
20th-century sportswear was achieved by the precise harmony of
color and fabric in separates.