The Michael Kors Fall 2012 collection started with a selection of red, black and plaid-all-over looks.

After the African influences of Spring 2012, the designer went back to basics by presenting many key staples to keep us warm and stylish for fall on a colour palette of red, black, camel and grey.

With the theme being ‘rugged elegance’, we saw fur collared coats, leather dresses, chunky-knit turtlenecks and sweater dresses.

On the less rugged, more elegant side, the designer presented a beautiful herringbone mohair sheath with ombre feathers, a black leather blouse paired with cropped pants and a mohair skirt suit.

Between the statement furs, blanket coats, fringed ponchos and menswear, we saw some beautiful red carpet gowns.

They sparkled with crystal and paillette embellishments and dazzled with plunging necklines, keyhole necklines and open backs.

Key accessories included an oversized fur hat, like the ones we saw at Marc Jacobs which were more ‘Ladies Day’ at Ascot than ‘Mad Hatter’, shawls, scars, muffs, leather gloves, Oxford boots, Mary Janes, framed doctor’s bags and satchels.

Front Row: Jessica Alba, Paula Patton, Amber Heard, Stacy Keibler, Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Zoe Saldana, Odette Annable, Paula Patton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow, Heidi Klum, Kerry Washington, Maggie Q, Hilary Swank and Blake Lively