Kenneth Cole made his return to Fashion Week on the first day of the Fall 2013 season shows with a collection inspired by "liberation."

After a seven-year hiatus, the designer, along with creative director Kobi Halperin, channeled a downtown vibe as the collection's name, "Urban Liberation," may suggest. In hues of black and gray, many pieces of leather, or with leather-detailing, were mixed with cozy knits, some of which had metallic embellishments.

Not unlike Timo Weiland and BCBGMAXAZRIA who also showed their designs on Thursday, layering was a big theme for Kenneth Cole, with loose silhouettes, topped by tweed jackets, vests and jumpers.

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