KCP is celebrating its anniversary in style — with a chic line of apparel and accessories.

Kenneth Cole Productions is marking its 20th anniversary exactly how one might expect from a fashion company — with a special collection of apparel and accessories.

The firm has collaborated with some of its licensees to create the 20th anniversary collection, which includes a broad range of products, such as sleek Mod-style boots and leather pumps, clutch bags and geometric watches, as well as bomber leather jackets, blazers and wool pants. Prices for the items range from about $30 for gloves and scarves, up to around $500 for some of the leather outerwear.

“The 20th anniversary collection includes product that is a little more traditional and refined,” said designer Kenneth Cole. “It’s a reflection of the Kenneth Cole heritage with timeless black, white and gray clothing and accessories that transcend the seasons.”

The anniversary collection will be carried at such stores as Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Marshall Field’s, as well as all of Kenneth Cole’s freestanding stores.

In conjunction with the fashion offerings are special advertisements carrying the tag line: “20 Years Later and Still Sole Searching.” In addition, a wide variety of anniversary events are planned for stores throughout the country and, in usual Kenneth Cole fashion, some of the 20th anniversary events are tied in with charitable causes. For example, proceeds from T-shirts at an event at Macy’s East will be donated to Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS. Other events this fall include book readings and lounge parties held in conjunction with magazines such as GQ, Vanity Fair and Esquire.

KENNETH COLE LICENSEES:
Watches: Geneva Watch Co.
Swimwear: Maxime Swim Group
Fashion Eyewear: Marcolin
Optical Eyewear: ClearVision Optical
Women’s Outerwear: G-III Apparel Group Ltd.
Women’s Apparel and Jewelry: Liz Claiborne Inc.
Cold Weather: Cejon Accessories Inc.
Small Leather Goods: Westport Corp.
Men’s Outerwear: Gordon & Ferguson of Delaware Inc.
Men’s Apparel: Paul Davril Inc.
Men’s Ties: Mulberry Neckwear
Men’s Suits: Hartmarx
Men’s Tailored Pants: Haggar Clothing Co.
Men’s Shirts: Phillips-Van Heusen
Men’s Belts and Jewelry: Swank Inc.
Men’s Hosiery: Gold Toe
Kid’s Apparel: Kid’s Headquarters
Luggage: Heritage Industries
Fragrance: LancasterINTERNATIONAL LICENSEES:
Times Square Productions (Latin America)
The Shoe Studio Group (United Kingdom)
Store Specialists Inc. (Phillippines)
Dickson-Asia (Taiwan, Singapore,
Hong Kong, Malaysia)
Cheil (Korea)

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