THE fashion world ignored the unrelenting rain in New York on Wednesday morning, as it got into gear for the first leg of the four-city spring/summer 2005 collections. The opening day of the biannual ready-to-wear shows - which will move to London in ten days time before continuing in Milan and then Paris - kicked off with Kenneth Cole, whose signature political statement was a simple call to action encouraging people to vote on November 2. Presentations from Perry Ellis, Imitation of Christ, Sebastian Pons and John Bartlett followed. However, the weather did stop play for New York's one-time It-designer, Miguel Adrover, who had been planning to unveil his latest designs on an open-air catwalk. His show will now take place on Friday, weather permitting - although arguably it'll be a show that his die-hard fanbase would brave a soaking to see.