When the temperature starts to drop, everyone’s gut instinct tells them it’s time to start piling it on. Nicholas and Christopher Kunz just want to make sure you look exceptionally well put-together when doing so.
We’ve got more show notes up and running for you! The design duo at Nicholas K put layers on top of layers, Chadwick Bell designed for a girl in self-discovery mode, and Kimberly Ovitz had models barefoot in clay.
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The Clothes: If ever you are in dire need of a lesson in layering, look no further than Nicholas and Christopher Kunz’s spring offering. The stylish siblings opted to show a minimalistic collection of beautiful breezy silhouettes in earthy shades of persimmon, gray, sand, and blue in a mishmash of textures, like leather, satin, knit, Read more →
People, it’s time to kiss humanity goodbye. Folks are snacking on peoples’ faces, grilling their unfaithful lovers’ lips, and chomping on their roommates’ hearts. The Zombie Apocalypse is upon us, and our undead friends are hungry for limbs, organs, and of course, braaaains. But it’s not all bad–just because you might soon forgo chicken cutlets Read more →
It was something that was sitting in the back of ours minds during the first few days of fashion week. A fur hat at Rachel Zoe (how cozy!), a cowboy hat that opened Nicholas K (how bold!), a floppy hat at Nicole Miller (how boho!) and then BAM. Monday happened.
Nicholas K is known for its dark and tough designs, and the label’s jackets are always standouts. And guess what? We’re giving one away, and letting you choose from one of four designs. You can choose from the following:
-Harkin: A brushed twill hooded jacket.
-Brigade: A washed sheep leather belted jacket with detachable sheep fur at the collar.
-Sultan: A brushed twill pullover hooded jacket with detachable sheep fur-lined hood.
-Skinner: A leather hooded zip up jacket.
These jackets are worth from $478 up to $1,322. Check out the gallery below to get a good look at them all.
You can enter here starting Tuesday, November 1. Hurry, because you only have a week! The giveaway ends Tuesday, November 8 at noon. Good luck!
Season after season, siblings Nicholas and Christopher Kunz interweave seemingly androgynous components into a rugged yet sexy, simple yet defined, and industrial yet modern collection called NICHOLAS K. And we’re obsessed.
So we’re excited to offer Fashionista readers a chance to win a piece from the Spring 2011 collection. Enter here by May 17, 2011 @ 12:00 pm EST–the winner can choose any item they like from the label’s spring offerings.
We like this stripey dress. And that egg shell jacket below. And pretty much everything else. In other words, we’re jealous that we can’t enter this contest. So win something good for us!
Perhaps it was telling that we were blasting The Cranberries’ “Zombie” on our way to Nicholas K’s 9 a.m. show this morning. True to their trademark downtown-meets-military aesthetic, brother/sister duo Nicole and Christopher Kunz sent out a collection that My So-Called Life’s Angela Chase would flip for. A mix of goat hair-trimmed leather toppers, cocoon-like parkas (a Nicholas K signature piece), and plenty of velvet separates in autumnal evergreens and burgundies–the looks seemed straight out the 90s grunge-glam movement. And since those endless layers of leather and wool can swallow a person whole, the designers cinched the silhouettes with plaid button-ups tied offhandedly around the models’ waists. We especially love the skirts (cut in both flannel and leather) that riffed off the same vibe with their built-in “belts” fashioned from actual sleeves. Each look was shown with either combat boots or creepers (the indisputable shoe of the moment). Unfortunately, comfy and cool as they might be, stacked-sole flats aren’t always the best for strutting—one model took not one, but two tumbles in her chunky lace-ups.
So Lincoln Center is officially open for fashion business, and it looks spectacular. I actually got chills when I walked into the huge plaza and saw the fountain. And I live on the Upper West Side. I’ve been there 500 times, at least. It was definitely the best-dressed crowd I’ve seen in the neighborhood in a long time, so that alone was enough to move me to tears.
After being photographed by a Japanese magazine (I have no idea why, but of course I agreed to it), I was greeted by the usual burly men with ear pieces at the door. Inside the tents, it’s a wonderland of corporate sponsorship, with Maybelline offering make-up applications, Kim Crawford with wine and hand massages, and Tresemme doing hair styling.
The check-in process was amazingly simple with the new FashionGPS in place. And the PR girls all looked calm and collected behind their imposing row of Macs. I checked into two shows at once and it took a grand total of three minutes. I’m sure horror stories will emerge of system failures, but this morning it was a hive of efficiency.