September 10th, 2005
Key Takeaways: The collection struck us as a modern take on Old Hollywood, with classic garments ranging from high-waisted wide legged trousers (channeling Katharine Hepburn, perhaps) for women to bomber jackets for men. Kenneth Cole chose the waist as the focal point for this collection, featuring a wide selection of belts, and a distinctively high waistline.
Color Palette: Muted for the most part, with shades of brown and grey. Yellow was also seen in abundance, along with shades of blue. Greens, purples, and red were sprinkled in as well.
Silhouettes: High waistlines, tailored looks mixed with loose fitting garments.
Accessories Report: Oversized squarish sunglasses, bags with hardware detailing, trapezoid-shaped bags, Belts!
What’s Wearable: Most looks, especially the high waisted trouser (for those of us that are longwaisted) and knee-length shorts (perfect for even petite proportions).
What’s Not Wearable: The blazer + shorts combo that started off the show is a no-go for most folks, especially for work. The short-shorts for men is also probably something to shy away from.