The song text “Being Free” by rapper Estikay states:
“I spread out my wings and fly away
But will I come back another day? ‘
Well, all that is left is this song
Bro, the world’s out there waiting, there’s so much to see
Too many feel that way but they just can’t be free
Well I’m off, I’m on my way – and I have no regret
Getting closer to my goal bro, but it’s just the first step!”
And this text is a perfect accompaniment for Michael Kors sunglasses, because these jewels are the perfect accessory if, like Icarus, you get too close to the sun on the beaches of Tahiti, Zanzibar or Venice Beach in Los Angeles. Whether you climb the mountains in the Gstaad area, amaze at the cliffs on the Algarve coast, mingle in the hustle and bustle of the markets of Marrakesh, sip delicious cocktails under palms trees on Curaçao or just let life be life relaxing in a hammock on Fiji: the models from the Michael Kors sunglasses collection make a good figure anywhere … and not only on vacation.
It is difficult to retrospectively determine a definite point in time when Michael Kors finally made a conscious decision to make a living as a fashion designer. Perhaps it happened when Dawn Mello, the fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman visited Lothar’s, the New York boutique on 57th Street, where the future fashion tsar was then employed as a salesman, window dresser, and in-house designer. She immediately recognized the talent that lay dormant in the drop-out from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and explained that she would be happy to look at his collection should he ever decide to branch out in the world of fashion.
Maybe it happened when in 1981 the designer was conjuring up his Michael Kors brand, now estimated to be worth billions of dollars, or when he opened his first boutique on the ground floor of his parents’ house when he had just turned 12 years old. However, it is also possible that the conscious decision to make a name for himself in the competitive world of fashion had taken shape much earlier, in the sketches he started to draw as soon as he could hold a pencil.
The fashion designer, born in 1959 in Merrick, Long Island and whose real name is Karl Anderson Jr., loved to go shopping with his mother from his early years on. But not in toy stores as kids did and do, but rather in boutiques. “As an only child I was surrounded by very strong women who were obsessed with fashion, each having their own style. My mother’s views were different from those of my grandmother, and my aunts also had minds of their own. But I was also influenced by the men in my family, my grandfather working in the textile industry, my uncle in the fashion business. Only my father had nothing to do with this world. He ran a gas station and was sort of an outsider. From an early age, I learned from my family that fashion was not just a frivolous pastime, it was also a way of making a living,” he said in an interview with the newspaper Die Welt.
Curiosity determined his passion. He constantly watched people and their environment, analyzing them formally and always considering how their appearance could be improved… and always with ulterior motives: economic and monetary.” I made leather bags, copper jewelry, dyed and batiked things, but at the same time, it was about business. And it was often like that when I listened to my family, when, for example, an uncle talked about a new collection he was dealing with, commenting that this and that coat would sell fantastically. That’s how I learned early on that it is exciting to design, manufacture and then see that there is someone who not only buys the products but also uses them in everyday life. And so, my aim from the beginning was to create something that would be sold.”
And sell he did, when from 1999 to 2003 he was Creative Director at Céline where he saw the bigger picture, in some areas perhaps like no other, and which paid off extremely well. In his global empire, which is an indispensable part of the major fashion capitals of the globe, and with the affectionate nickname Michael, Mr. Moneybag or the three-million-dollar-bag-man, Kors has not only been one of the 100 most influential men on the planet since 2014, according to Time Magazine, but a year earlier also broke the financial sound barrier by being included in the billionaire list of Forbes Magazine.
The trademarks of his empire include the world-famous Michael Kors handbags, his own jewelry collections or his creations for men and women that have democratized the fashion market. But the success story of the man, who has always been tanned since childhood, as he says it gives him a “glamorous and dynamic” appearance, did not stop short at the sunglasses industry.
Today Michael Kors eyewear, with its unmistakable MK-gold logo, is alongside Ray-Ban, Oakley, Gucci and Prada, one of the most successful designer brands in the eyewear market. However, Kors and his company, whose frames are produced by Luxoticca have always remained true to themselves, because the fashion connoisseur knows his strengths, which are less at home in intellectual fashion, but rather lie in a familiar and pleasant, intuitive attraction, without neglecting a certain claim for luxury. The name Kors is the epitome of “sporty elegance” in US-American understanding. Instead of permanently subduing to the pressure of current trends, the New York designer and his team rely on timeless chic that simultaneously radiates elegance and simplicity.
And sticking to this motto, the fashion giant has done extremely well in all sectors, which is evident in the deluge of copies, which have been flooding the market for years. Nevertheless, the following often applies: often copied, more often failed and so far, no fake Michael Kors sunglasses have been able to replicate the unique style and the exceptional standards of the brand.
Nevertheless, there have been a million-fold attempts, because a real forgery industry has developed around the myth of the brand. To make sure that you are also holding a Michael Kors original in your hands or wearing it on your nose, you should pay attention to a few details: the price of Michael Kors sunglasses should always be a first indicator. In addition, after purchase the chic eyeglasses should be supplied in a Michael Kors sunglasses case complete with a Michael Kors eyeglass cloth. Also, the engraved serial number on the outside of the left temple should not be able to be scratched off, any more than the lettering “Michael Kors” or the CE on the inside of the right temple which stands for production according to the strictest EU stipulations. And the golden Michael Kors logo, which can be found on some models, should also not be able to be scratched off or in any way appear inconsistent (e.g. the distance between the lettering). Another identification mark is the company name (Michael Kors) at the top of the left lens. You should also keep your fingers off sunglasses without the Michael Kors sunglasses accessories or glasses with the spelling Micael Kors or Michael Kohrs as otherwise you are running the risk of wearing fake Michael Kors sunglasses.
Michael Kors Sunglasses – A Piece of Everyday Life for Stars and Starlets
Famous faces like the actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Aniston and Emma Stone also serve as canvases for Michael Kors sunglasses designs. Their colleagues Jamie Foxx, Brad Pitt, Michael Douglas and Robert Downey Jr. were also spotted at several beach resorts wearing a variety of models from the Michael Kors sunglasses collection in 2015, Michael Kors sunglasses collections 2016 or Michael Kors sunglasses collections 2017. The Michael Kors sunglasses collection 2018 will also enchant sun worshipers like the singers Nicole Scherzinger, Lana Del Rey, Demi Lovato, Rita Ora, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. Even fashion models like Nina Agdal, Kate Upton, Lais Ribeiro, Karlie Kloss and Bella Hadid are among the fans of the sporty sunglasses line of the US-American designer.