His design style reflects class. American fashion designer Michael Kors is best known for designing Michelle Obama’s dress for her first official portrait
Heard of Karl Anderson, Jr. born in Long Island, New York? Perhaps not. That name is not so widely recognised. However, everyone knows the name he chose for himself after his mother got married for the second time. Everyone knows Michael Kors.
Often known as the golden boy in the fashion world, Michael Kors possess a flair to create fashion that leaves its mark. His work has gained him much fame and awards. People that like to stay with the trend will mostly have at least one piece of Michael Kors’s collection.
To the world, Kors has displayed charming work of art, constantly creating marvelous women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, amazing handbags and watches, unforgettable lines of fragrance products, beautiful eyewear and other fashionable goods. What’s more, Michael Kors inspires thousands of his admirers throughout the world and has turned his brand into a golden star in the sky of fashion.
Michael Kors, the leading American fashion designer for luxury accessories and apparels has become such a big name today. The designer produces sleek and sophisticated products with the highest standards of quality, creativity and technology. This luxury lifestyle offered by Michael Kors is what the women and men around the globe are falling in love with.
Michael Kors established his brand in 1981. In comparison with other brands, Michael Kors is a relatively young fashion house. And thus is does surprises many that he has achieved so much in such a short period of time. His label was huge and launched in high-end retail stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor and many others.
It wasn’t long before he was recognised. In 1983 he had received his first significant award in the world of fashion called DuPont’s First American Original Award. In 1985 Kors won Elle Fashion Award for excellence. A year after that he was named part of the ‘New Establishment’ by Vogue Magazine and they even called him ‘one of the most influential designers of the decade’.
Everybody comes across some hiccup while growing in the fashion industry and Michael Kors had his own. In 1993 because of the bankruptcy Kors stopped his business for a while but got back soon to the fashion arena in 1997 with the launch of a lower priced line and for being a designer for French house Celine. In 1997 Michael Kors released a capsule menswear line, adding a new triumph to the label.
A little later, in 1999 he was given the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. Kors was also named the CFDA’s Menswear Designer of the
Year in 2003.
Michael Kors’s apparel designs were becoming a hit by this time but he didn’t just stop at that. With the coming of Millennium, Kors launched the first fragrance line for women and his men’s scent soon followed. It didn’t take him long to dive deep into other categories. Accessories were added to his empire and that included footwear, jeans, handbags, watches, eyewear, and belts. This was a turning point in Michael Kors’s brand history because such a product stretch helped the designer to conquer the fashion world by opening exclusive boutiques in big cities like New York, Milan, London, Paris, Moscow etc.
Further he was not only nominated for the Accessories Designer of the year from the CFDA in 2001 but was also nominated for the same award in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. In 2011 Kors proved one more time that his fashion house is golden for sure by creating Michael Kors Jewelry Line in cooperation with Fossil.
Another achievement worth bring up is the selection of Michael Kors for The Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013. He was also honoured with the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.
Kors is also engaged in charity. Thus, in 2015 Kors was named a Global Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme. He also established his own award for young talents that is very honorary
Michael Kors’s talent is admired from Hollywood to the White House. Countless celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rachel McAdams and others are a big fan of his work. First Lady, Michelle Obama even chose a dress designed by Kors to wear in her first presidential portrait.
Classy and Sexy: Eyewear Collection 2016
People can be separated into three categories: those who don’t care about fashion, those who follow fashion and those who create it. Michael Kors has always belonged to the third group. Thus, he has never been afraid of refreshing new ideas and daring decisions in terms of his fashionable creations. So when he decided to add ‘eyewear’ as an accessory to his empire the outcome was glamorous. He wasn’t afraid to experiment and thus produced eye-catching eyewear.
The Michael Kors Eyewear Collections are not only absolutely beautiful but also look extremely sexy. They let one express their own individuality and uniqueness and at the same time they always allow the person stay in the current fashion trend.
The Michael Kors Eyewear Collection is available in both optical and sun and ranges from cat-eye’s to aviators and from oversized to understated. His collection is infused with innovative materials like reflective lenses and one-of-a-kind tortoise acetates with details like the brand’s signature logo charm and chain-link detail.
His 2016 Spring/Summer Eyewear Collection balances timeless glamour with a modern edge. The sunglasses and eyeglasses capture the essence of a sun-kissed afternoon spent with friends in glamorous Beverly Hills. Every style in this collection is expertly crafted from custom-designed materials and enriched by signature detailing, such as the polished Michael Kors plaque or embossed charm. This bold collection combines a carefree spirit with sophistication.
A striking representative of this collection is Adelaide MK2019, a glamorous model that will complement any outfit. This feminine sunglass features a round lens and acetate front with metal temples bearing a polished metal signature plaque. The eyewear clearly defines bold sophistication and is a perfect choice for those who want to look both classy and original at the same time.
Kendall MK5017 is another model to be admired. Its frame is ultra thin. The thin metal round profile and temple tips of this sunglass add a hint of edge to the ‘barely there’ look. The result is an inspired balance of uptown elegance and downtown attitude. This retro circular shape seems to be a blast from the past. Offered in gold-tone with gold mirror lens and in rose gold-tone with rose gold flash lens, they give us the brilliant feeling of the disco years.
The Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2016 Eyewear Collection captures effortless elegance in glamorous and classic shades. Every model in this line exudes retro refinement. The high-quality acetates, tailored with pastel shades and stunning detailing like the signature buckle, add a touch of effortless chic to the season’s celebration of laid-back luxury.
Bi-laminate custom acetate and metal materials are the main traits of the MK2023 sunglasses style, boasting a young and fresh execution of the most fashionable seasonal colour palette. The champagne with gold-tone temple give a fresh cool look. The other available colour in this model is bottle green marble with pale gold-tone temple and gradient smoke lens.
A model called MK4030 is a vintage-inspired rectangular shape optical eyewear that features bi-laminated custom acetate materials and an iconic Michael Kors charm at the temple. This sleek and weightless model can look chic on both casuals as well as formals.
Vivianna MK1012 and Adrianna MK1010 are two models that are very similar and very different at the same time. Similar because of the deep blue lenses that make you think of a calm ocean, sandy beach and carefree vacation. Vivianna aviators are a timeless piece and fit into the latest fashion trend perfectly. Adrianna on the other hand is a lightweight piece and designed for those who need some quiet in a bustling city.
The entire Michael Kors Eyewear line showcases styles that are as sophisticated as they are indulgent and as timeless as they are modern. Each pair is irresistible chic giving each person an impression of depth and confidence.
Michael Kors fearless approach to fashion has allowed him to champion several trends over the years with perfect ingenuity.