Summary: The Nicholas K Fall 2013 RTW collection surely started off the tone of the season, As the first show of Mercedes-Benz fashion week, the dark started off dark – literally. With simple black and cream color monochromatic ensembles, it looked as if it would be a pretty simple season. But then came the curve ball: tie-dyed forest green asymmetric tanks paired with strappy wedge pumps and mesh cutouts. Much layering was to be had with the season (and is still going on it seems) and no outfit is complete without three to four layers of knit sweater, loose-fitting hoodies and leather jackets with widely draped collars. Styled with clear goggles and fur trapper hats, the collection is for the ideal urban dweller.
Dark eyes and slicked hair add to the illusion that this collection was made with the conceptual New Yorker in mind. Everyhting but the pants proved to be oversized, perfect for layering upon other jackets. Even though the black leathers, fur trims and edgy styling made for a sleek look, it still had a cozy feel. Maybe the oversized knits helped this idea, as they were stacked upon each other, offering a warm touch to such a modern collection. There might have been too much knit layering, as if Nicholas Kunz had almost too many pieces they wanted to showcase in one show. But I think Kunz found the happy medium in this collection without sacrificing quality. If nothing else, this show proved to be a great start for the Fall/Winter 2013 season.
Fabrics & Textures: silk , chiffon, cashmere, wool, knit, leather, ponte, fur, silk chiffon, cotton
Colors: polar, polar plaid, mercury, coal, coal fog, alga, mercury heather, kelp, brine, smoke, lead heather, pacific, lead, cyprus, atlantic, smoke heather, black, marine, veridian
Key Looks: Boone jacket, zella sweater, ritz shirt, orson pant, bank wedge; Luce dress, jag wedge; Slater jacket; bronx T, verra T, noah pant, scarf hoody, bank wedge
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