NYFW: Nicholas K

(Images via Vogue)

For the upcoming F/W 2017, designers Nicholas and Christopher Kunz, for their Nicholas K label, opted largely for a nineties theme, although with a definite twist of the social resistance I think we’ve all been expecting out of American-based houses.  This was expressed in the form of plumbing the nineties earlier inspiration, in this case, as Vogue pointed out, with elements derived straight from the annals of the Black Panther Party (which was active only from the late sixties through the early eighties).

Additionally, they went on to quote Nicholas as stating that “(i)t’s kind of that glam street look—everything you loved about the ’90s but brought forward to today.”  Indeed (albeit with an impressive casting array; it has been quite some time since I’ve remembered seeing so many models of colour on a NYFW catwalk, so points to them for that), the military twists (such as the cargo pockets), the crushed velvet (one of my favourite nineties staples), the one-earring looks, the slouchy cuts–it was delicious.  One could easily imagine sliding into a number of these looks and appearing at once impossibly high-fashion and, simultaneously, impossibly comfortable.

(See the collection video here)

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