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ou are fast-paced, ath­letic and chic. You race all over town from the Lower East Side to the Up­per East Side. Be strong, pow­er­ful, and sexy.” The in­struc­tions to the mod­els back­stage at the Michael Kors Au­tumn/Win­ter ’13 show are the per­fect way to sum up the col­lec­tion it­self, both its en­er­getic feel and the city that in­spired it this sea­son.

Is there a brand more quintessen­tially New York than Michael Kors? The name it­self has prac­ti­cally be­come short­hand for the dis­tinc­tive look adopted by most of the stylish city dwellers – sporty chic, easy, fuss-free, and vi­brant.

This sea­son, in­stead of far-flung sa­faris and ex­otic lo­cales, Michael Kors looked to the Big Ap­ple for in­spi­ra­tion and trans­lated the fre­netic en­ergy of the city into a col­lec­tion full of fun, prac­ti­cal, and gor­geous clothes for the mod­ern woman. Sil­hou­ettes were stream­lined and sporty; the col­lec­tion con­sisted of sharply cut jack­ets, strong coats, and sleek skirts and trousers – the ideal uni­form of a woman who goes from board­rooms to power lunches and cock­tails.

Colour sat­u­ra­tion was amped up. Like Times Square’s pul­sat­ing neon lights and the city’s ubiq­ui­tous taxi cab, the clothes

Michael Kors Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’13

Michael Kors Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’13

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