Michael Kors has been a leader in the fashion industry for over 30 years. He first entered the fashion scene as a teenager. Mr. Kors has not only managed to stay relevant in the industry, but he’s remained a major player for the past three decades.
Kors was born Karl Anderson Jr. He legally changed his first and last name at the age of five when his mother remarried. Upon completion of High School, Kors attended The Fashion Institute Of Technology in New York City. However he dropped out after only two semesters. After leaving college, Kors worked a few different jobs in the fashion industry. Eventually he entered the private business world and started The Michael Kors Company. Like many successful business people, Michael Kors experienced some early failures and setbacks in the business world. In 1990 The Michael Kors Company was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Who would have thought that after being forced to file bankruptcy and dropping out of college, Kors would become one of the most popular and sought after fashion designers in the world. He did just that. His career covering three decades was filled with many more highs than lows.
Combining fresh ideas with classic standards, Kors remains on the cutting edge. With a combination of new ideas and a commitment to the basics makes the Michael Kors lines solid year after year. Certainly Michael Kors is an example of not how you start, of how you finish. He managed to learn from his mistakes and his successes to stay on top year after year.
Company Profile/ Background
Today, Michael Kors is a rapidly growing luxury lifestyle brand led by world-class management teams and a renowned award-winning designer. Michael Kors career began at age 19, designing and merchandising a collection for Lothar’s boutique in New York City. With the success of these clothes he caught the attention of the fashion press encouraging Kors to strike out on his own. In 1981 the Michael Kors label was