Kenneth Cole New York
September 07, 2004 New York
Would that Cole had as strong a point of view when it comes to fashion. His spring collection was made up of clean, straightforward, but essentially anonymous takes on current trendspencil skirts, cropped bomber jackets, knit tops, seamed jersey dresses. There's a need and a place for those clothes, but the runway demands a designer who can tell a story, even if it's just a twisted classic. Cole may be passionate about hot-button issues, but we have yet to see that depth of feeling show up on the catwalk.