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Kenneth Cole Fall 2014: Tough urban gypsies

A model walks the runway at the Kenneth

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The inspiration:  First, there’s Kenneth Cole’s fascination with social media, as he proved with an opening video starring Alan Cumming (of “Cabaret” and “Good Wife” fame) and (“SNL’” alum) Rachel Dratch. In a word—hilarious—but more on that in a second. Cole is also interested in “global travel,” and the feeling of liberation one gets from it.  So he observed in his program notes, and...

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Kenneth Cole's street style

A model poses at the Kenneth Cole Fashion

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Kenneth Cole is lord of the Twitterverse. Outside his spring presentation Saturday he parked a big truck that blared, “Are you following me?” while inside he encouraged his models to spend time on their phones, tweeting and Instagramming with friends.

It’s all part of the overall look, swiped from the street, of sporty bombers trimmed with bright green snakeskin, scuba tops, leather moto jackets...

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Kenneth Cole returns, better and badder than ever

A model walks the runway at the Kenneth

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After years out of the Fashion Week spotlight, Kenneth Cole returned with a slew of front-row celebs — Brooke Shields, Heidi Klum, Cuba Gooding Jr. — a fun video and a super sexy collection.

The Kenneth Cole runway show used to be a real “thing.”  His show traditionally held the 8 p.m. slot on Thursday and effectively kicked off Fashion Week. It was the first evening show and, inevitably,...

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