Kenneth Cole (born March 23, 1954) is an American clothing designer. Born in Brooklyn, New York, his father, Charlie Cole, owned the El Greco shoe manufacturing company.
Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. is an American fashion house founded in 1982 by Kenneth Cole. He originally named the company Kenneth Cole Incorporated in September 1982 and planned to showcase his new line of shoes during market week at the Hilton New York Hotel.
Kenneth Cole currently operates 5 separate clothing and accessories lines:
Kenneth Cole New York, Gentle Souls, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Kenneth Cole Unlisted, Tribeca