Saturday, February 08, 2014

NYFW: Nicholas K

       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

       Jersey layering pieces formed the base of most looks, while shearling, leather, and cashmere plus accents of cotton and silk were the dominating materials for separates and outwear. The mix of coarse and fine textures was never overpowering, but instead added dimension to a collection that might have otherwise seemed redundant. Layering was really the key word here, as garments were rolled up or draped to reveal a second skin of knit tights, socks, bras, and sleeves.   

         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. 

       The pieces themselves were sporty and relaxed, but with an edge. To every man-repellers delight, the show was drop-crotches galore. Harem pants were enhanced with inner-thigh panels, fold-over waistlines, and cargo pockets. Many were pushed up the leg to resemble shorts, and all sat just beneath the hipbones. Outwear, the brand’s true mainstay, was in full display. Distressed leather bombers came with exaggerated collars and cowls, a luxe update on an autumn staple. 

       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!


  1. Very cool collection! I really like the way of layering in an effortless looking way! And I love those colors!


  2. Awesome shots! Not a fan of every item of this collection, but I do see a few really awesome pieces.

    x Aurélie

  3. It's a great post. Love color's of this collections

  4. Great collection! Nice post...

  5. Great post! I am super jealous that you live so close and actually got to witness a NYFW show!!

  6. Wow! Great captures from the runway! I saw a few items which I would gladly add to my wardrobe for the next autumn/winter :)


  7. AHH loving the grunge and the layering. I'm so jealous of everyone whose at NYFW right now!