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Show Review: Kenneth Cole Back In The (Futuristic) Spotlight With His Fall 2013 Runway Show

Posted on 8th February 2013 | New York Fashion Week Fall 2013

With models like Kati Nescher and Hanne Gaby Odiele leading the way, designer Kenneth Cole made his first appearance on New York runways in seven years.

The urban and leather collection flaunted an ode to technology as the models had handheld cameras in their hands as they finished the show, tweeting the pictures to the world.

Corny? Maybe. But you’ve got to understand that there was no social media when Kenneth Cole left the runways in the early 2000s.

The collection was an ode to downtown New York in every way with a streetwear vibe that played to colors like black, gray, and deep green. The futuristic elements -- studs, metallics, and sheen -- played up the collection in every way.

It’s true, while the collection was all about the street, it was also about the future and perhaps even how the two mixed -- as a lot of the street elements contained metallic elements too (metal mixed with tweed on one sweater, Aline Weber’s leather vest had studs on the shoulders.) It’s obvious Kenneth Cole is only looking ahead for what will be with his brand.

Kenneth Cole has always been in the spotlight thanks to his efforts as the chairman of amfAR, the group that dedicates large scale events and monetary donations to AIDS research. But now it looks like he’s back in the spotlight for his brand.



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