Kenneth Cole Collection Women
The game of contrasting and controlled shapes is played out in different ways –shirt and jacket sleeves are voluminous and then taper off to end in massive gloves; long leather shirts meet cropped baseball jackets; pants that are baggy at the top, narrow to the ankle. There is a move away from classic leggings and pencil skirts to a new shape of skirt that is short and full. Oversize coats become important items for the season, part of a look constructed from multiple layers, as opposed to set-piece dresses.
This is modern, sophisticated street wear, in which the baseball jacket and the bomber jacket have roles as daywear; and leather is used throughout, notably in gunmetal and gold, for jewelry and garments. Velvet, used in comfortable pants and shoes, softens the look. Very heavy shoes and dramatic oversize gloves, and hats, convey a sense of sportiness. The accessories cinch and bind, with a severity that contrasts with thin, floating organza and soft blouses. The use of lenticulars on garments, accessories and bags adds a futuristic note, as do the reflective sunglasses in pewter, emerald and ruby red.
Kenneth Cole Collection Men
Kenneth Cole menswear, like the womenswear, has something of a lived-in look. The emphasis is on a relaxed, urban combination of layers and materials.
There is a play on proportions – oversize coats paired with lean trousers and fitted jackets. Bombers are important. Volumes tend to be generous, with the top half of outfits often constructed to look disproportionately large when compared with the bottom half. Suits are teamed with functional outerwear – sometimes even with matching outerwear.