Rugby stripes, bold blocks of color, digital prints of clouds and pools, hints of the mod 1960s. The words Michael Kors used for his Spring show were "geometric glamour." The collection had a crisp look and feel, for sure; what it lacked was enough of Kors' trademark sizzle.

With Marc Jacobs taking his own spin through the sixties and stripes getting major play on the Tommy Hilfiger and Belstaff runways, this lineup put Kors squarely in the center of things this season. That's a point in his favor. So are covetable items like a one-piece tank suit with zips on the sides, a white plonge leather shirtdress with gold snap closures, and trim coats in primary brights. A men's chesterfield put smiles on the faces in the front row close enough to see that it was made from terry cloth.

Overall, though, there weren't enough of those sit-up-and-take-notice moments. Until the end, that is, when Karlie Kloss slinked down the runway in a black double-face crepe dress with a cutout harness bodice. That girl knows how to sizzle.