Saturday, April 7, 2012

Designer Spotlight: Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Born and raised in Long Island by his single mother Jean (a former Revlon model), Michael Kors was driven to the bright lights of fame from an early age. 

At just 4-years old, Karl Anderson Junior not only designed his mother’s wedding dress, but he officially changed his name to Michael David Kors.
After two semesters at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Kors decided to embrace a less formal education and began working at NYC boutique Lothar's where celebrities like Diana Ross and Cher 
shopped for casual clothing. 

It was here that he cemented his fashion future 
as a designer, eventually leaving Lothar’s to start his own line.

In 1981 the Michael Kors label was established specializing in 
luxurious womens sportswear. His intriguing use of chic, minimalist silhouettes 
in luxury fabrics ensured the line’s successful debut 
at high-end retailers Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman.




After overcoming financial challenges in the early 1990s, 
in 1997 Kors became Creative Director of French fashion house Celine. 
While growing Celine he simultaneously built his own label, leaving Celine in 2003 to focus solely on his brand.
Over the years Kors expanded his collection to include menswear, 
accessories and fragrance. Awarded the prestigious Designer of the Year Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2003, 
the decision that very likely made him a household name was accepting the role as judge on hit US TV series Project Runway in 2004. 

Continuing from strength to strength, the Michael Kors Fall 2012 Collection features his signature clean silhouettes in a pared-down color palette 
in striking fabrications.




















The 4-year old boy, the man he became and this latest collection share an innovative, creative style that places them directly in the bright lights of success.




__________________________________ Why not look your best every day?

29 comments:

  1. Amazing collection!:)
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    1. I checked too late and missed it. I will have to sign up for the next one you have tho! It looked like a gorgeous clutch...and in my favourite colour! x

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    1. I agree. This collection is so gorgeous. Thanks for visiting! x

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  3. this is really inspiring story! thank you for sharing! and his models are fab! great pick!

    xoxo, andie
    Fashionista's Pick

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    1. Thank you Andie. Yes, he does always have very interesting & beautiful models. Thank you for stopping by. x

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  4. Yes, he is amazing!!!

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    1. Thank you for coming by. I need to go check out your giveaway. I think i missed it when I was there. x

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  5. I've always admired his work! :)

    interesting post

    xx

    wishuponasmile.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm an admirer as well (obviously, right?! ha) Thanks so much. HOpe to see you again soon. x

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  6. I just loved the items in this collection...Kors has such a creative spirit and intelligent design.

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    1. I completely agree. I think its partly his sarcastic streak that helps too...ha! Thank you so much for stopping by. See you again soon I hope. xo

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    1. Thanks so much. And thank you for visiting. Looks like a great giveaway! Will check it out.

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    1. Thanks so much! And thank you for visiting. I hope to see you again very soon. S

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  9. I love his designs, especially all of the gowns! The silver sequin one is my favorite :) This is a great post, I didn't know that he was the creative director for Celine!

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    1. Yes, i think he was there for 7 years?! Some say he was responsible for putting them on the map?! yes the silver is a fave of mine as well...so GOOD choice! Ha! Thanks J! x

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  10. he is so great designer!
    nice post!
    xxx Ros.e.

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    1. Thanks so much and thank you for being so supportive. Love seeing you here! x

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    1. Agreed! He's a great. Thank you for coming by. x

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    1. I completely agree. They are timeless!!! x

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  13. Great inspirations. Defo he's a great designer :)
    Thank you for visitng my blog. :)
    http://msofisticada.blogspot.co.uk/
    maybe we can following each other :) xxx

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    1. You are very welcome. Thanks for visiting back. Yes, I'm headed over to follow. Thank you girlie! x

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