NEW YORK -- Bright lights, fast city. Those were the watch words for Michael Kors' fall 2013 collection, presented Wednesday during New York Fashion Week.
The inspiration: Urban athleticism meets uptown polish, according to the show notes. An attitude based on speed, endurance and glamour.
The look: Haute road crew, with taxicab yellow, neon orange and electric blue mixed with hounds tooth checks and camouflage prints. Bonded wool coats, jackets and track pants with racing stripe and zipper details. Rubberized shaker knit sweater over perforated felt skirt. Ribbed knit peplum sweater and tube skirt. Black slim dresses with parachute silk trains. A tongue-in-cheek camouflage print mink coat.
The scene: A major pileup of celebs, including Hilary Swank, Zoe Saldana, Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, Karolina Kurkova and Alexandra Richards.
The verdict: A little rough going. This collection didn't have the aspirational quality Kors is known for, or enough of his sense of humor.