“This season it’s a little bit more dressed up, but still very urban,” said Christopher Kunz backstage before the Nicholas K show. The designer and his sister, Nicholas, delivered a fall collection rooted in their signature metropolitan-nomadic style, which they elevated with the introduction of more luxurious materials.
The duo worked crushed velvet, for example, in a range of pieces that combined relaxed silhouettes — such as flowy coats layered over coordinated tops — with a richness enhanced by the use of deep tones of red and purple. Roomy yet lightweight jackets were crafted in padded leather and finished with shearling details, while masculine maxi parkas were done in soft alpaca.
Sometimes the effect felt a bit too intricate, as in pants worn underskirts with actual sleeves tied up around the hips. Better were the simple silk-satin draped tunics, including one with a chic knot at the waist.