Michael Kors makes me really like American fashion. In recent years, he has really become this generation’s authority on All-American style. And he’s an excellent marker of history for the past decade or so. He designs for the times. And for Spring 2011, he envisions the transition back into luxury and opulence. With a heavy dose of taste, of course. While we see the hallmark of American sportswear in the t-shirt, sweatshirt, tank dress, and the trench, do no mistake these for mere basics. Michael Kors upholds a quality of craftsmanship that goes beyond American basics cheaply churned out for the masses. I can recognize his design by quality alone. Everything has a Michael Kors feel to it: that slim brown belt strategically placed, those long shoulder bags, that linen suit.
And if he’s to go by, we all have something to rejoice about. We have all been hit by hard times in recent years. Michael Kors is living testament and visible marker. We’re not out of the gates quite just yet. But we’re getting there. And that’s something beautiful about fashion. It survives. It is what’s left over and part of what other generations will remember this generation by. How much more significantly cultural can you get?