Kenneth Cole Collection

November 14, 2012 by  
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Kenneth Cole has always struck a balance with clothes and accessories that are down-to-earth yet ready to rise to an occasion. Last season, he upped the ante by launching a higher-end “Collection” line targeted at a more discerning customer, and for Spring, the designer pushed things forward by bringing in consulting creative director Kobi Halperin.

The new lineup has a nomadic theme, and you could detect a North African influence in artisanal embellishments like hand-painted studs and burnished metalwork. Earthy materials including damask, raffia, and linen underscored the vibe. But this being street-savvy Kenneth Cole, the aforementioned linen was coated to look and feel like leather, with results that were more city than Sahara.

Cole adhered to a primarily black and white color palette with flashes of gold mixed in. “I’ve always been more comfortable in black, in the shadows,” he told Style.com. Still, he maintained a lightness with asymmetric, sheer chiffon pieces, and promoted a more unstructured, layered silhouette with soft leather vests that spilled open and long shorts paired with on-trend, to-the-knee sandals. Other accessories like iPad shoulder bags and metallic python-print clutches kept the message modern.

On the boys’ side, hand-painted moto jackets and relaxed Bermuda pants maintained the lineup’s overall lived-in, utilitarian feel. Cole is planning to upgrade to a runway show in February, and judging by this strong outing, we’d say the Collection is ready for the main stage.
—Brittany Adams
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Kenneth Cole Collection

October 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion News

Kenneth Cole has always struck a balance with clothes and accessories that are down-to-earth yet ready to rise to an occasion. Last season, he upped the ante by launching a higher-end “Collection” line targeted at a more discerning customer, and for Spring, the designer pushed things forward by bringing in consulting creative director Kobi Halperin.

The new lineup has a nomadic theme, and you could detect a North African influence in artisanal embellishments like hand-painted studs and burnished metalwork. Earthy materials including damask, raffia, and linen underscored the vibe. But this being street-savvy Kenneth Cole, the aforementioned linen was coated to look and feel like leather, with results that were more city than Sahara.

Cole adhered to a primarily black and white color palette with flashes of gold mixed in. “I’ve always been more comfortable in black, in the shadows,” he told Style.com. Still, he maintained a lightness with asymmetric, sheer chiffon pieces, and promoted a more unstructured, layered silhouette with soft leather vests that spilled open and long shorts paired with on-trend, to-the-knee sandals. Other accessories like iPad shoulder bags and metallic python-print clutches kept the message modern.

On the boys’ side, hand-painted moto jackets and relaxed Bermuda pants maintained the lineup’s overall lived-in, utilitarian feel. Cole is planning to upgrade to a runway show in February, and judging by this strong outing, we’d say the Collection is ready for the main stage.
—Brittany Adams
Runway Feed

Kenneth Cole New York

October 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion News

Kenneth Cole has always struck a balance with clothes and accessories that are down-to-earth yet ready to rise to an occasion. Last season, he upped the ante by launching a higher-end “Collection” line targeted at a more discerning customer, and for Spring, the designer pushed things forward by bringing in consulting creative director Kobi Halperin.

The new lineup has a nomadic theme, and you could detect a North African influence in artisanal embellishments like hand-painted studs and burnished metalwork. Earthy materials including damask, raffia, and linen underscored the vibe. But this being street-savvy Kenneth Cole, the aforementioned linen was coated to look and feel like leather, with results that were more city than Sahara.

Cole adhered to a primarily black and white color palette with flashes of gold mixed in. “I’ve always been more comfortable in black, in the shadows,” he told Style.com. Still, he maintained a lightness with asymmetric, sheer chiffon pieces, and promoted a more unstructured, layered silhouette with soft leather vests that spilled open and long shorts paired with on-trend, to-the-knee sandals. Other accessories like iPad shoulder bags and metallic python-print clutches kept the message modern.

On the boys’ side, hand-painted moto jackets and relaxed Bermuda pants maintained the lineup’s overall lived-in, utilitarian feel. Cole is planning to upgrade to a runway show in February, and judging by this strong outing, we’d say the Collection is ready for the main stage.
—Brittany Adams
Runway Feed