Kenneth Cole New York
February 05, 2006 New York
For Cole, it was the season of the coat. "Indoors, outdoors, day, eveningcoat-dressing is important in sportswear," he said after his show, as he fielded congratulations from Carrie Underwood and Carson Kressley. Said item meant business as a dark wool topcoat. Other variations: rabbit-collared in oiled cotton, military-styled in black alpaca, and knee-length in shearling. Underneath was a collection of sober tailoring in charcoal worsted or cement flannel, a distinct move away from the fashionably shrunken proportions Cole explored for spring. Wearability, he's clearly decided, is the name of his game. As for the footwear on which he built his business, Cole was endorsing the boot to go with the coat.