Fun and Flirty Kors

All-business Michael Kors finds room for fun with flirty fall 2016 collection

All-business Michael Kors finds room for fun in flirty fall 2016 line

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Kendall Kenner models a Michael Kors silver floral metallic embroidered brocade dress. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
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Michael Kors opened his show with a navy wool pea coat, white silk georgette blouse, banker cashmere pullover, and indigo ostrich feather embroidered denim jeans. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
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Michael Kors powder blue floral intasaria mink jacket, powder blue hand-knit cable mohair sweater, fawn tattersall stretch poplin shirt, and navy double face crepe broadcloth slit skirt. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
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Michael Kors white shadow fox snowball jacket, pearl gray cashmere pullover, and silver metallic embroidered stretch tulle pant. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
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Michael Kors wisteria duvetine crepe coat, hand-knit cable tweed cashmere pullover, ostrich feather embroidered boucle tweed skirt. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
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Michael Kors black studded cashmere pullover is available directly from the runway on MichaelKors.com. It's paired with poplin studded collar shirt and slashed skirt. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
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Michael Kors ostrich black sequin ostrich feather embroidered silk wool Mikado flirt dress. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
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Michael Kors cocoa sequin floral silk georgette blouse and streamer skirt. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
Michael Kors fall collection look 38
Michael Kors fall 2016 collection look 1
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Michael Kors fall 2016 collection look 56
Michael Kors fall 2016 collection look 21
Michael Kors fall 2016 collection look 12
Michael Kors fall 2016 collection look 50
Michael Kors fall 2016 collection look 11

Michael Kors is all business for fall 2016, but the popular designer of luxe American sportswear likes to have fun too. That's evident in the first look of the collection, unveiled at New York Fashion Week, in which he mixed classic staples — a navy wool pea coat, white silk bow blouse, and cashmere pullover — with a pair of denim jeans dripping in ostrich feathers from the knee down.

Kors often pairs the sensible with flashy and frivolous items. A prim houndstooth tweed jacket and bow blouse was shown with a flashy feather skirt, and a puffy lime green shearling jacket was thrown over a powder blue cashmere pullover and navy shirt.

A sensible brown officer's coat was featured in one look; in another, model Kendall Jenner showed up in a metal mini-dress held together with silver rings — perfect for dancing the night away.

Kors admits he's fascinated by "the flirty freedom of things that move," as he explained in his program notes, and it certainly shows in "streamer skirts" and "slashed dresses" with flaps akin to those found in the car wash, glittery silver metallic pants that catch the light, and ostrich feathers that flare out from sleeves of a blouse. The collection seemed to delight the celebrity front row that included Blake Lively (with mom Elaine), Riley Keough, Olivia Munn, Jennifer Hudson, Skyfall's Naomie Harris, and Princess Olympia of Greece.

In a growing trend of this fashion week, Kors also offers instant gratification: A number of items directly from the runway are now for sale at MichaelKors.com. Customers can also request items from Kors stores in Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio.

Pieces include a feather-embroidered cashmere skirt ($1,795), feather-embroidered cashmere shell ($1,595), hand-knit oversized tweed cashmere cardigan ($2,695), silver studded cashmere crewneck sweater ($1,295), and an assortment of shoes and handbags.