These days, it's more important that the audience "like" something rather than love it, Cole said.
Chances of both are pretty good. His collection, dubbed "Urban Liberation," offered a lot of mixed textures, from perforated leather to cozy knits (and a few futuristic metallic touches thrown in, in a classic autumnal palette of bottle green, burgundy, black and gray.
The prints were mostly cityscapes, one printed on the back yoke of a tunic top that was a pleasant surprise when the model rounded the corner of the catwalk.
___Jocelyn Noveck in New York contributed to this report. ___ Find Samantha Critchell on Twitter at http://twitter.com/AP_Fashion