Monday Muse: Stevie Nicks Inspires Michael Kors

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks on the set of American Horror Story: Coven

Stevie Nicks on the set of American Horror Story: Coven

If there’s a singer/songwriter that keeps coming back to the fashion forefront — no matter what the trends are dictating — it’s the always amazing Stevie Nicks. The sultry chanteuse is always a touchstone for boho designers such as Rachel Zoe and brands such as Free People as well as designers obsessed with the over-the-top glam of the ’70s such as Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors. In fact, for fall, the newly minted billionaire designer showed a collection of super-luxe Stevie looks, complete with sequined peasant gowns and layered shawls and scarves that Nicks would definitely approve of whether you’re thinking about Black Magic ’70s Stevie or today’s more toned-town musical icon Nicks.

Back in the heyday of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks was known for layered looks, plenty of fringe and an incomparable collection of shawls, each and every one ready for spinning and twirling. Those famous shawls even made an appearance — and were a huge plot point — in the last season of Ryan Murphy’s television thriller American Horror Story. Stevie herself made a few cameos during the Coven season, playing, well, a more witchy version of herself. Airy crochets, handkerchief hems and other ’70s Stevie staples all made an appearance, but instead of the lush brocades and creams of the past, it was all modernized with a sleek, stealthy all-black wardrobe.

And that’s the real testament to Stevie’s style: it looked fabulous when she developed her signature look and in the fast-fashion-obsessed world now, it still looks just as great. It’s no wonder then that Michael Kors showed an entire collection based on a road trip that Stevie might have taken up from her Laurel Canyon roots up to Big Sur.

Michael Kors Fall 2014

Michael Kors Fall 2014

Michael Kors Fall 2014

Michael Kors Fall 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Coven, Stevie was the great white witch, but on the Michael Kors runway, Stevie was a bohemian babe who layered up cashmere on top of cashmere and had an open-top convertible to explore the redwoods between tambourine-led song sessions. It’s not a stretch for Kors, who has built his billion-dollar empire on the jet set life. This season, he just touched his girl down in California instead of a Greek isle. The collection included plenty of relaxed, wear-everywhere shapes, including peasant blouses and off-the-shoulder knits, only they were elevated with allover sequins or plush cashmere.

The palette was earthy and dark, but it wasn’t brooding. Instead, the deep shades, textured tweeds and glimmering black just grounded the entire collection. After all, who doesn’t have a closet full of black staples? Kors is just making sure that those staples are the best that money can buy. Where color did pop up, there were shaggy furs in grays and tan, soft suede bags finished with fringe and billowing sleeves in airy, sheer floral prints. Slouchy boots, hip-slung belts and yes, fringed shawls, completed the Nicks look — perfect for twirling or touring.

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.