Kenneth Cole ventured into the fashion industry in the 1980s by designing women's shoes. Labeled as Prada, but at a much affordable price, Cole soon spread his offerings to women's apparel, jewelry, accessories as well as menswear under his brand, Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. It is also believed that Kenneth Cole is the one who introduced a whole new generation to chic styles and simple designs like slick loafers and three-button suits. In fact, Kenneth Cole is given all he credit for making casual Fridays a popular office trend. Kenneth Cole is not just know for his success story though, he also strongly believes in charity and is an activist too.