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Kenneth Cole's collection caters to the digital-savvy consumer

09/08/2013 03:14 EDT | Updated 11/08/2013 05:12 EST
NEW YORK, N.Y. - With their own devices in hand and marching orders to take photos and video, models at the Kenneth Cole preview turned the tables on the retailers, editors and stylists who were there to see new spring looks.

Cole gave his catwalk camerapeople at New York Fashion Week on Saturday the tools their generation demands: lots of pockets for their gadgetry. They fit right in with the sporty vibe that came from anorak and track jackets, hoodies and drawstring pants.

But these weren't clothes to just throw on in the morning completely without care. The mix of snakeskin, calf-hair camo and leather elevated normally casual silhouettes.

"The world is consumed with myriad points of view," said Cole in his notes. "And through ever-emerging technologies, our points of view can now be made available to everyone, everywhere."

The new collection, he said, "embraces this idea, not only through the device of a live stream Vine mosaic that will broadcast the fashion show to the world, but also by celebrating the creative energy the digital age embodies."

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