If basic shift dresses seem a little boring, then perhaps you might be interested in Michael Kors' version for spring: a standard cut made complicated with slashes of fabric missing and perspex panels showing some skin.
The colour palette at Kors' runway show today in New York was simple (white, black, your basic pastels), but the models' clothes could hardly blend into the background. Of course, the designer introduced new versions of his usual pretty cocktail dresses, but the more notice-me versions were those that made panels of fabric appear to float on those wearing them. Try that technique on jumper-and-skirt combos, and you have 'Bonnie and Clyde' meets 'The Jetsons'.
Going futuristic isn't exactly what we'd expect from Kors, but it's interesting for sure. What do you think of his new route?