Innovative yet Classic Kenneth Cole Watches American fashion designer Kenneth Cole is a well-known fashion designer for the mid-level market. Neither boutique nor discount store minded, he made his mark on the shoe and clothing industry with innovation and an inability to take 'no' for an answer. Adept at working around obstacles and pushing the envelopes with sometimes in-your-face fashion statements, his lines of watches are nevertheless a nod to classic elegance and convention.
Kenneth Cole differentiates distinct ladies' and gents' collections of watches as fashion accessories. Although some models would qualify as unisex, they are nevertheless sold under either set. Even an initially only cursory review shows that watch designs are created with versatility in mind. For instance, the line of Kenneth Cole New York Silver Round Frame ladies' watches is a stunning fashion accessory to any outfit and style.
It is noteworthy that the designer gives a nod to the athletic female with over-sized watch faces held in place with bangle bracelets. At once uniquely sporty, feminine and formal, these time pieces are the perfect accessories for the boardroom, on the track or while running errands. Playing around with colours and styles, Cole combines gold tones with white, black and silver; stainless steel and leather bands round out the ladies' collection. It is impossible to be over- or under-dressed with these watches.
The Kenneth Cole gents' collection focuses primarily on black, silver and a few interspersed gold tones. Classical brown tones and textured watch bands round out the collection. One notable exception is the New York Pop Colour Multi-Function watch that features a bright orange polycarbonate band, which shows off a rectangular stainless steel case with textured black dial.
Two other exceptions include the New York Square Black Dial watch, which sets off a stainless steel black watch face against a white rubber strap, and the Reaction White Digital Collection watch. The latter is a digital watch placed on a white leather strap with removable cuff. Its counterpart comes on a brown leather strap.
Quite possibly the most elegant option is the classic New York style. This Kenneth Cole style features a brown crocodile leather strap, stainless steel case and gold tones that set off the white watch face with this sub-dials. It is fit for the office, suitable for after hours get-togethers and an excellent choice for a night on the town.