So the other day, I got an invitation via bloggie to go check out Kenneth Cole’s spring ‘11 joint. Hmmm…never really paid much attention to the man, but I do admire his whole story. He started by selling shoes out of a trailer as a production company, it’s a long story. A bunch of other bloggers and I went on uptown (read: midtown) to check it out and eat a fancy dinner.
The collection was inspired by the landscape of the desert, the mountains and the rainforest…nifty. The clothing was much what you would accept from a seasoned American designer, good pieces that will stand across seasons but nothing too forward thinking. In general, Kenneth Cole vibe is definitely more on the metropolitan side of the spectrum as opposed to your Jack Spades and Steven Alans but there were certainly a few things that caught my eye…
1. some crazy white heels that will probs make more appearances
2. the man boat shoes (which they are graciously sending as a gift, each blogger could pick a pair)
3. this electric number, good for ladies for spring
Other than the clothes, I got to meet up with some cool people that I’ve been stalking on twitter. There are loads more pictures on their facebook page, so check that out and be sure to follow them on twitter…I wouldn’t be surprised if they take very good care of their social media buddies, Mr. Cole made special note of how important they are several times in the evening.
1: studded boat shoes, so i can live in a pineapple under the sea.
rebeccalando asked about boat shoes, where to get them and who to get them from. she mentioned sperry, bass and keds as familiar brands. all good stand bys when it comes to boat shoes. j.crew has done some great things with sperry for spring/summer and i’ve seen a few of the metallic ones on the streets, they’re good. the only problem with these brands is that sooner or later you’re going to bump into somebody with the same ones. enter, ndc. i picked up a pair of these at the steven alan sample sale a while ago and have to say they’re the best pair i’ve had and they do have women’s as well. they’re pricey but if you’re looking for something a little different…give them a try. otherwise, hit up j.crew.com.
1: ndc boat shoes: men’s but you could get by with them probably and they have a women’s line as well
more style questions, ask away