Nicholas K Spring 2011

Where & When: Thursday, September 9 at 9 a.m., the Studio, Lincoln Center
Runway Recap: A certain grungy influence has crept into fashion in recent seasons, but Nicholas K has been doing grunge for years--and does it better than most. Yes, you can now find skinny cargo pants, lightweight plaids, and flowy draped knits everywhere, but these looked so effortless and cool, why go anywhere else? Nicholas K kept things fresh by working in several deconstructed trenchcoats and decorating shirts and dresses with subtle pompom trim. For the guys, the aesthetic is similar: leather jackets and vests layered with plaid, sweatshirts, and cloaks.
Standout Look: Nicholas K excels at draped pieces, so it was refreshing to see that skill translate to jackets. The collar on this one perfectly frames the face, and I like the slightly boxy shape--it's a nice counterpoint to the ethereal dress underneath. It should also be noted that this jacket (the Luden) is part of Nicholas K's collection on the innovative new start-up collection is already at 50% of its funding, and you can help by investing in or pre-ordering this and several other items.
Bonus Points: The very first show in the Lincoln Center tents, I was incredibly impressed with how swiftly check-in worked. Amazing things happen when people embrace technology.
Where to Buy: Visit for stores.

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