Kenneth Cole New York Eyeglasses. The imagination that created a business still called Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., now includes Kenneth Cole eyeglasses. The frames in the Kenneth Cole eyeglasses collection continue to demonstrate the innovation and resourcefulness of his beginnings.When New York City mayor, Ed Koch told a youthful and ambitious footwear merchant that the only way to park a 40 foot trailer in mid-town Manhattan was to be making a movie that is just what Kenneth Cole did. He painted Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., on the sides of the trailer. Sometimes there was film in the camera, sometimes not. The trailer was filled with shoes and in two days Cole had sold 40,000 pair.