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Kenneth Cole Knows His Crustaceans, Especially Vineyard Clams!

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Time for another installment of Racked National's travel feature, Summer Fridays, where we show you snapshots from the fabulous adventures of fabulous people in the fashion industry. So come with us, take a little breather on this Friday, and let us whisk you away to a faraway (and sometimes near) locale.


Photo courtesy of Kenneth Cole

This week's Summer Fridays postcard is from chairman and chief creative officer of Kenneth Cole Productions—the man himself Kenneth Cole. Cole recently went to Martha's Vineyard to do a little clam digging. It's amazing to see how far the Long Island native has come. Cole started his company out of the back of a trailer about 25 years ago and now has over 150 stores worldwide. Cole is also the chairman of amfAR and a board member of the CFDA.

Kenneth Cole: Vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard I realized that inspiration can often come from anywhere—from under a rock to inside a clam shell. How fascinating is the adaptability of a clam? In order to protect themselves, they build a virtually impenetrable home using only the calcium in the water that surrounds them. Then when they out grow it, they simply shed their shell and grow a new one within a few weeks. And if that doesn’t inspire you, they’re great with cocktail sauce.

We like the way he thinks. Speaking of, it's right about lunch time.
· Kenneth Cole [Official Site]
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