Contributor Ashley Parker attended the New York Fashion Week presentation of Nicholas K. Here’s her recap and review.
It is widely known among fashion fans that the label Nicholas K loves layers. But instead of looking heavy or drab, designer Nicholas Kunz managed to pull off a surprisingly light airy feel with pieces that moved and breathed and felt effortlessly cool.
For his Spring 2012 collection, which included both men’s and women’s garments, tonal whites and rich tans made for a strong start to the presentation. Gradually, the show progressed to darker tones with similar light layered silhouettes, moving into safari greens, chalky blue greys and eventually fading into the urban sophisticate staple: black.
From loosely-draped jersey hooded jackets to tiered bias-cut dresses, it was a unique earthy-meets-urban vibe. The gals rocked sporty over cropped mesh leggings underneath lightweight versions of the trenchcoats and anoraks. The men were also draped in layers, but in a stronger more intentional way.
All in all, the collection was a light, airy take on the necessities of the urban warrior. As someone who needs clothing that’s versatile, cutting edge and well constructed for all seasons, I would recommend adding a piece (or five) from the Nicholas K collection to your wardrobe.