Kenneth Cole New York
February 14, 2002 New York
The designer's Fall collection will not disappoint them, ranging as it did from trim pinstripe sweaters and boot-cut velvet jeans to slim jersey dresses and low-slung pencil skirts in tweed, suede, denim and leather. Cole did well with leatheras might be expected from a shoe-making veteranshowing looks like a glossy brown double-breasted trench and a supple camel suede jacket with red topstitching.
There were a few misfires, such as the tweed cargo knickers that opened the show and the heavy, hip-length Shaker knit tunics. And the short, preachy film titled September 11, 2001 that opened the proceedings could have been dropped. But the clothes, fortunately, were message-free.