This past Wednesday night at the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary's 29th annual Fashion Show, renowned American fashion designer and Project Runway judge Michael Kors was this year's featured designer, exciting many but not limited to San Francisco fashionistas. The annual event, held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, made an exciting turn this year, holding an evening ceremony of cocktails, a live auction and lastly a runway show sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue.
And yes, as many of you admirers (or non-admirers) of the designer might guess, animal rights activists of PETA was undoubtedly picketed outside to voice their feelings about the designer and his affinity to include fur in his collections. I had a chance to chat with Jarias Bass, one of Michael Kors' bodyguards who has witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly and had something to say about the nuisances of the protesters of ethical treatment against animals.
Bass states, "Michael Kors has grasped the idea of making fur fashionable and wearable to those who can afford it. PETA has set a bad example of contradictory. If you ask me, they [PETA] have no right to judge,"
Although I'm sure some of you may have your qualms against the use of fur in fashion, you just can't turn down the way Michael Kors pairs them with cashmere bodysuits and suede trousers. It's just so tempting.
Last night, I was able to attend a private preview of the Michael Kors Fall 2010 collection at Saks Fifth Avenue in Union Square to scope the pieces that graced New York Fashion Week as well as the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show event. If there's anyone who can make me wear earth tones of tan, gray and black for the rest of my life, it would be Michael Kors.
For Fall 2010, Kors managed to luxuriously mix furs, knits, layers and evening, including cashmere tops, distressed leather skirts, silk trousers and crushed cashgora coats. The color story of tan, gray and black graciously included accents of plum, silver and olive. And what's a Michael Kors collection without sparkle and adornments? Gold lurex separates, anthracite tweed, a jersey draped gown, lush knits and pullovers were among the textures of his collection this season. A sartorial note that I've noticed was the decorative slits in his coats (pictured below), a very cool concept that I'm excited about.
Check the slide show below!
The Michael Kors Fall 2010 collection will be sold at the following locations in Union Square:
Saks Fifth Avenue
220 Post Street & Powell, San Francisco
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