Nicholas K Fall 2012 collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion week. See images from the collection in the slideshow below. Photos provided by runwayy.com
Vintage Shoe Company took the runway in the Studio at Lincoln Center with the Nicholas K Fall 2012 collection. The Vintage Shoe Company BLUFF in black and brown harness leather, along with custom versions crafted in tan suede and aged grey leather, were styled with the entire men’s collection. Leather strap additions accessorized the collection.
The BLUFF in black and brown harness leather are from the current Vintage Shoe Company collection, and can be found now on www.vintageshoecompany.com.
See more images in the slideshow below
It’s no big secret that I’m a fan of the designer duo Nicholas K (just read my twitter feed!) and I was looking forward to seeing the new Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The show opened with a kind of meditation on white– lots of floaty, sheer layers and contrasting textures that looked luminous or matte. Models had silk scarves tied around their heads and this motif repeated itself throughout the show, lending a gypsy or urban-nomad feel. The looks were romantic, but carefully reined in with tough elements, whether topped with an unconventional trench coat or accessorized with dark aviators and rawhide bracelets embedded with agate. Colors were soft, yet earthy and inspired by oceanic themes: surf, barnacle, sponge, shark and streaming kelp. I was thrilled to see bands of natural tie die which kept with the movement of the loose and relaxed style they are so good at doing. It’s a kind of west coast ease mixed in with east coast industrial edginess that I so admire. And I would wear every single piece of their line. Every. Single. Piece.
– Jeanie Kwak
photos: Stevyn Llewellyn
Perhaps it’s the 90’s revivalist in me that keeps waxing nostalgic, but did I spot some flannel shirts tied around the waists of the Nicholas K models during their Fall 2011 show? A quick check-in with the photos and sure enough, there it was: the waist-tie. And this reviewer couldn’t be more excited. I love when a designer goes the grunge route and the brother duo execute it with just the right amount of finesse to keep the dark, edgy and rebellious spirit alive. This is moody dress. This is 90’s romanticism with a bit of Victorian flare and maybe rounded out with a lumberjack sensibility. The show’s mainstay was suede patch leggings, sometimes fitted with banded stripes or worn loose and easy in surprising fabrics like crushed velvet. The designer duo did not shy away from colors: emerald green and velvet black leggings dominated the first few looks and were paired with lace up creepers re-designed as a hunter boot! Also present were the familiar plaid shirts but wrapped in softer, more feminine silhouettes while the color palette turned to cooler stone and olive tones. Classic items such as belted parkas, trench coats and leather zip ups with fur trim topped the layered looks that felt both nostalgic and current with a fresh, urban reinterpretation of my most favorite era.
Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn