On Thursday morning I went up to Lincoln Center and witnessed the magic and madness that is New York Fashion week. Kicking off the season at 9:00AM in the tents was Nicholas K, the modern luxury line conceived by sister-brother duo Nicholas and Christopher Kunz. True to the Nicholas K aesthetic, the fall/winter 2014 collection was an edgy urbanite's dream.
All photos taken myself using Canon EOS Rebel T3
With choppy black bobs atop their heads, models paraded down the runway in an variety of muted colors described as "Midnight, Pelican, Heather, Mink, Eel, Burgundy, Storm, Atlantic, Indigo, Grey…" What sounds like a bizarre weather report for a storm over the ocean actually made for a chic and subdued palette. From monochromatic black to a harmonious mix of neutrals, the looks read effortless and cool; a far cry from the sugary pastels that ruled the runway last fall.
When it came to shoes, the designers offered us a sigh of relief in the form of sturdy Honeywell rubber boots. A touch of sheen and loose laces elevated these practical standbys to a glam incarnation of weather-proof footwear. The choice feels just right for this particular moment, as masses of slush and ankle-deep puddles are abound on the streets of New York. Swap the fur headbands for beanies, and I can easily see these looks walking down any West Village street.
Take a look at the full finale, including the designers' bow with their adorable pup!
In other news fashion week news, while waiting in line for the show I bumped into my favorite celebrity style and TV bloggers, Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marques of Tom + Lorenzo. In fashion fairy godfather spirit, they gifted me with a copy of their newly released book, Everyone Want to Be Me or Do Me, a intriguing look into the cult of celebrity. I haven't been able to put it down since! My second lucky break was meeting Kyle Anderson a.k.a. @KyleEditor, the fabulous accessories director of Marie Claire. All in all, a truly amazing morning!