Kenneth Cole's Spring 2013 line is linear throughout, resembling the black and white styles of retro prison apparel. The jailbird motif is controversial and eye-catching, and is moreover entirely separate from basic pastel and neutral-toned summer pieces.
This ready-to-wear collection falls loosely between the opposing poles of dressy and casual. While the cuts are loose fitting and therefore laid-back, the gilded metallic color scheme and raffia, damask and linen materials reveal its upscale qualities.
Kenneth Cole's ability to vacillate between the two fashion subsets is a gift and an essential quality of his fashion empire. The strappy Grecian heels and rounded shades add sultry, too cool for school facets, appealing for women and men of varying ages, sizes and backgrounds.