You really know luxury fashion is presented to whomever can afford it when you see bare legs on Fall/Winter runways, especially if you live in NYC or any other city where winter doesn't always mean getting into a car unless you can afford it.
Ah, bare legs in winter: powerful, sexy... impractical, sure, but that's not the point at all.
This collection sure is consumer-friendly. I wouldn't be surprised if Allesandro Michele's praise at Gucci had any influence on how Kors' take on fall this year would go- what with the all the different kinds of delight-inducing texture (silver orbs, floating ostrich feathers, shiny patent shoes..) and details like ties at the necks and round, touchable buttons. I enjoy his moments of reality (a hoodie under a wool tweed set) coupled with coats and other pieces worth investing in.
It makes sense that we would see a 90's-revamp moment coupled with equal amounts of 1960's inspiration; 60's style tends to invoke feelings of positivity and childhood- life affirming loveliness! The economic upswing in the U.S. and the U.K. during the late-90s inspired a resurgence of swingin' & mod-inspired silhouettes that came out of 60's economic successes and the evolution of the teenager & young adult. I wonder sometimes if these points of fashion interest now are coming out of a place of hope with the internet coming of age and all, even though, socially, we have a lot of work to do.
Sexual liberation, pop culture charm and trust in the consumer inspired 60's style, and we have come a long way since. I personally don't see myself deviating from classics and vintage anytime soon, but I have to admit, the 60's, stylistically, is starting to feel kinda...safe? Fine by me, to be honest.
I'm gonna pull a Louis C.K. here and just say I don't really know what to do with this information, and go eat some danishes.