March 18, 2018 6:09 PM ET

Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods

Company Overview of Kenneth Cole Productions Inc.

Company Overview

Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. designs, sources, and markets a range of fashion footwear, handbags, and apparel in the United States and internationally. The company, through license agreements, also designs and markets apparel and accessories under its Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Unlisted, and Le Tigre brand names; and footwear under the proprietary Gentle Souls trademark. In addition, it designs, develops, and sources private label footwear and handbags for selected retailers. The company’s products for men include tailored clothing, dress shirts, dress pants, neckwear, outerwear, sleepwear, loungewear, hosiery, socks, underwear, belts, business cases, small leather goods...

603 West 50th Street

New York, NY 10019

United States

Founded in 1982

700 Employees





Key Executives for Kenneth Cole Productions Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 57
Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer
Age: 63
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer
Age: 55
President of Consumer Direct
Age: 51
President of Licensing & International
Age: 48
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. Key Developments

Kenneth Cole Announces Launching of New Fragrance of Kenneth Cole for Him and Kenneth Cole for Her

Kenneth Cole announced that it is launching a new fragrance Masterbrand, Kenneth Cole for Him and Kenneth Cole for Her. The newly introduced collection marks the brand's first customizable fragrance collection, offering the consumer the ability to create their own signature scent with "foolproof" layering options. The new pillar celebrates the individuals, those that are present, self aware and ready for new experiences. They are: "The Here, The Now, The Ready" - to be as expressive as they desire. The Kenneth Cole Personalization Fragrances: The Kenneth Cole for Him, Kenneth Cole for Her and The Personalization Fragrances are inspired by Kenneth Cole's "Urban Uniform." Conceived to ensure intuitive daily dressing, the "Urban Uniform" is comprised of effortless pieces incorporating casual, sport and dress elements to be mixed and matched to suit any mood or occasion. The new Personalization Fragrances allow one to layer fragrances just as easily, and are intended to be worn alone or paired with the namesake scents. Serenity: Serenity blends notes of White Pepper, Whiskey Accord, Peach Nectar, Woods, Tonka Bean, Labdanum, and Vanilla to create a sensuous, calm, and comforting experience. Pair with Kenneth Cole for Him to enhance notes of Modern Woods and White Amber for a smoothly sensual scent. Pair with Kenneth Cole for Her for a velvety comfort, enhancing notes of Peonies, Violet, Sandalwood and Heliotrope. Energy: Energy fuses notes of Neroli, Orange Flower, Magnolia, Jasmine, Tuberose Absolute, Sandalwood, Vetiver, and Musk to give the paired fragrance an ultra-fresh, daytime, cool, and vivifying feeling. Pair with Kenneth Cole for Him for a sporty twist, enhancing notes of White Citrus and Translucent Florals. Pair with Kenneth Cole for Her to enhance Lemon, transparent Florals and Jasmine for a luminous dynamism. Intensity: Intensity exudes a sense of mysteriousness and seduction with notes of Cardamom, Pink Pepper, Leather, Saffron, Nutmeg, Tobacco Leaf, Coffee, Woods and Tonka. Pair with Kenneth Cole for Him for a warm, intense twist of Ginger, Modern Woods and White Amber. Pair with Kenneth Cole for Her for a bolder, more flirtatious scent, enhancing notes of Sandalwood, Heliotrope and Skin Musks. Fusing minimalism with strong lines and a structured silhouette, the distinctively cut Italian glass bottles topped with a matte black cap make a striking visual statement. The new Kenneth Cole fragrance collection packaging is designed by Doug Lloyd of Lloyd & Co. in collaboration with Kenneth Cole.

Kenneth Cole Announces the Shutdown of 63 of its Outlet Stores

Kenneth Cole announced that the company is reportedly closing down almost all of its brick-and-mortar stores, within next six months. The company announced that the retailer is shutting down 63 of its outlet stores in order to focus more on its e-commerce site and international business. After shutting down 63 stores, Kenneth will still operate two-full priced stores in the U.S.-- one in New York's Bowery neighborhood and the other in Arlington, Virginia.

Kenneth Cole Announces New Black Bold Fragrance

Kenneth Cole announced the launch of Black Bold, the next evolution of the brand's signature fragrance, Kenneth Cole Black. Inspired by the fearless spirit of New York, Black Bold is the perfect scent for the man who will take on any challenge, regardless of the odds and who is brave enough to believe that they can make an impact. The new fragrance pushes boundaries with strength, power, and confidence. From the sleek, leather-like wrapped bottle design to the fragrance notes, Black Bold adds a dynamic new dimension to the Kenneth Cole fragrance collection. Kenneth Cole collaborated with Master Perfumer Harry Fremont of Firmenich to craft a scent that embodies the feeling of a strong masculine exterior with a confident yet caring interior, reflecting the beauty of human strength. Black Bold features top notes of citrus and herbal tones, rounded out with a blend of ground nutmeg and a touch of lotus flower. Finished with elements of wood and leathery musks, the fragrance contrasts between dark and light and allows the boldness within to come to life.

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