Let’s be honest. Not all designers are pros at creating things that are both practical and beautiful – but Michael Kors is (hey, he’s built a billion-dollar empire out of doing precisely that). Throughout his career, he’s been known to elevate lifestyle-friendly clothes and accessories to create a polished yet effortless look. “I love extreme glamour, but I’m surprisingly pragmatic. My most consistent rule is to create a bag that women can actually use,” he once said.

This mantra rings particularly true for the accessories under his Michael Michael Kors line this Fall. Every piece is spot on the season’s key trends, but remade with a ’70s boho-meets-city vibe and bearing the hallmarks of the designer’s allegiance to smart sophistication.

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Fox and rabbit fur ski cap

There’s the beanie, which would fit right into the anti-fashion movement – except that it’s made of plush rabbit and fox pelt, and exudes Aspen getaway chic. There are the calfskin slides (the lazy shoe of the moment) – given a luxurious Annie Hall update with a honey brown, embossed croco finish.

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Metal and acetate necklace, matching ring, and Natasha embossed leather slides

There’s the organic-shaped lariat necklace and ring, which look like they’re made of agate and tortoise shell respectively, but are in fact crafted from polished acetate (how clever).

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Eleni leather peep-toe Mary Janes and James leather saddle bag

The star bag is the James saddle – a key shape in recent seasons – with timeless lines made hip with a chain detail and a typically ’70s horn charm for a clasp. The Eleni peep-toe Mary Janes sport the same modern-vintage aesthetic – smooth curves, steady block heels – anchored by an unexpected pilgrim buckle.

 

Photography Vee Chin Art Direction Adeline Eng

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