Nicholas K 2013-14 Fall 2013/14

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New York– Nicholas K is a New York based design company, founded in January of 2003 by siblings Nicholas and Christopher Kunz.

Nicholas K was conceptualized with the intent of providing sophisticated customers with modern classics to become wardrobe staples.

Incorporating traditional quality and design with modern refinements and a downtown edge, Nicholas K offers items across the full women’s RTW product range as well as accessories and a menswear line that launched for Fall 2006.

The first collection for Fall 2003 was extremely well received and sold through 35 of the top women’s specialty boutiques across the U.S. and Japan. Demand for Nicholas K continues to
exceed expectations.

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Enough all ready with the ‘specifics’, let us get into the “meat and potatoes” of this simply divine collection. I am going to christian this design duo “The Dynamic Duo Of Subtle Power” and powerful but subtle was their lastest offerings at Mercedes -Benz Fashion Week Fall 2013-1014. With a color palate that was heavy in light creams, milky tans, and subdued tonals of black and grays, Nicholas K managed to put forth a collection that was lovely, imaginative, almost ethereal, BUT very commercial.00010h

“Blade Runner” meets “Lord of The Rings” seemed to be the theme of this delicious collection, and each look walking down the runway did not disappoint. It is difficult to find designers that can think outside the box, but STILL remain grounded in the commercial aspect of fashion, and this collection does just that, effortlessly. Exotic cashmere blends, wools , silks were all used to create a look and silhouette that was loose, but still very stylish and inventive.

I like that fact that this collection can be worn by some of us that do not have , nor want a size 0 maintained on our skeletal frame, as these looks are generous with  layering and fabrication and would look good on beautiful muscular,toned bodies, as well as the more rounder, full body.

Mood/Style:
the woman that wears Nicholas K is an urban nomad. Her clothes are inspired by the style of the explorer and cartographer Peter Freuchen and focus on neutral shades that range from white to grey all the way to teal blue. The silhouette is complex, the fruit of layering draped, asymmetrical pieces with uneven hemlines. The Eskimo, parka, and utility jacket are key pieces of the collection, but there is also room for knitwear and for marble prints

Lengths:
prevalently midi

Colours:

white, cement, dove, anthracite, swamp green, forest green, teal, black

Fabrics:
silk, fleece, chenille, jersey, fur, plaid, nylon, woolen knit, leather, satin, cotton, shearling

Shapes:
soft, draped, layered, asymmetrical

Accessories:

mask glasses, hard stone charms, platform sandals with cross-bands

Check out more about this wonderful designer HERE and get these items in YOUR wardrobe!

 

Christian Wijnants Fall 2013/14

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Mood/Style:
The winner of the last International Woolmark Prize brings to the catwalk a collection that is a true hymn to wool and its textural potential. Wool transformed into very thin and airy yarn for minimal tunics, more bulky for soft pants and variegated cardigans, or thickly woven for pieces such as oversized pullovers mottled in bold tie-dye effect colours. But silk also appears in the shape of asymmetrical dresses obtained by a geometrical patchwork or others that are very light in lots of panels of fantasy fabrics

Lengths:
mini, midi, and maxi

Colours:
white, cement, lemon yellow, sand, black, anthracite, forest green, chocolate, orange, rust, dove

Fabrics:
merino wool, knitwear, tricot wool, silk, cloth

Shapes:
oversized, soft, cocoon, tapered, asymmetrical

Accessories:
two-tone leather lace-up boots, at times open-toe

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