Michael Kors has been getting a lot of attention lately, for remarks he made at his Pre-Fall 2011 presentation; here’s one: "All you writers in the room need to come up with a new word. ‘Pre’ [as in pre-fall] is disgusting," the designer said. “You see everyone in the front row bundled in furs and tweeds in September, and it looks insane!"
Resort collections are an easier sell because the name is more appealing. "Everyone knows now that resort is important, but because the name ‘pre-fall’ is so ugly, no one wants to acknowledge that these are the clothes you actually put in your closet," Kors went on to say. While I do agree that the Resort collections, which are available now, get a lot more attention than the Pre-Fall collections, available May through July, we all know it has a lot to do with the tradition of runway season. Chanel in St. Tropez, anyone?
Ultimately, it’s more exciting to shop for holiday vacations–which Resort collections are usually for–than Fall staples. That said, as Kors notes, we all need “clothes you actually put in your closet,” and to that end, the designer delivered plenty.