In a fast-fashion world, the concept of “seasonless,” enduring apparel is a breath of fresh air. And for sustainable fashion brands such as Nicholas K, designed by Arizona-born brother-sister duo Nicholas Kunz and Chris Kunz, longevity is the cornerstone of its company ethos.
True to form, its brick-and-mortar store in New York’s SoHo is light, breezy and brimming with viridescent foliage. Fully aligned with its “urban nomad” aesthetic, the store contrasts the city environment around it with a “green entry” and series of hanging plants that cascade between suspended clothing racks. Billowy vintage white silken parachutes hang from the ceilings to form dressing rooms, and charcoal Shou Sugi Ban Live Edge slab tables and benches — built by Nicholas herself — are spread throughout the store atop whitewashed floors and furnishings. Nicholas K’s ultracool, luxe and edgy collection is outfitted in sustainable fibers and materials such as Alpaca, organic cotton, linen, Tencel and silk.
Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood. A representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present the honor to the iconic American designer at a ceremony next year, reports @lisajlockwood . #wwdnews
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews