Nicholas Kunz and his sister Christopher Kunz prove time and time again that no one does futuristic fashion and layering as perfectly as they do. Their Nicholas K fall/winter 2015-2016 collection entitled “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” has just announced the start of New York Fashion Week fall 2015, taking the audience to the “Gothic cinema”, which has served as a stunning inspiration source for the designer duo to channel an edgy and modern style on the runway today. They have been proud to officially open NYFW since 2011 already and they do manage to do this in an impressive way, making our hearts pump faster at the sight of some out-of-this-world designs.
Always looking to modern cities and the simplicity of nature for inspiration, Nicholas K brings clothing that stands out with extraordinary designs with a great attention to small details and innovative shapes. Predominantly using natural fabrics, the designer duo often turns to special twisting and wrapping techniques to give movement and modernity to their wonderful creations, which are always above the norm, targeting the modern fashionisers with a unique taste in style. Draping, cinching and layering are common design features about Nicholas K collections and it’s so true about their fall and winter lineup as well. This lets the customer adjust the clothing piece according to her figure and liking, which makes each and every design available from the brand endlessly versatile and extremely functional.
Gothic, futuristic and lightweight is the entire Nicholas K fall/winter 2015-2016 collection, which centers around mainly a darker color palette featuring the year’s color of marsala wine, black, gray, sand and cream hues. Overall, it’s a monochrome line with very rare prints used for a number of flowing maxi dresses that are more appropriate for summer wear than the cold months of winter. We see lots of deep plunging necklines almost exposing the belly buttons of the models, super-high side slits and backless designs that breathe an air of summer freshness to these edgy pieces. Of source, the majority of the designs feature an interesting technique of wrapping and draping, a signature style for the fashion house.
To some extent, we can state that contrast is a common feature behind the majority of the designs showcased, as we see super lightweight chiffon matched with leather, for instance, used to add character and boldness to the flowing and feminine looks. Especially creative is the usage of harness waist belts, the creative big leather pocket-like details hanging from the waistline of a couple of maxi dresses and the leather gloves cut either very short or embracing almost the entire arm. Leather makes an appearance in some other forms as well, being the main material used for a super-mini black skirt and interesting aviator hats finishing some of the looks.
The Nicholas K fall/winter 2015-2016 collection brings warmth to the scene through a number of stunning outerwear options, of which we especially love the coats with buckles. In addition, we love the unique interpretation of such trends as asymmetric cuts used for a number of skirts, tunics and tops, gray pinstripe fabric that gives a mature vibe to those wrapped ensembles, transparency and lingerie details, which make certain maxi dresses more appropriate for the warmer months. But what makes our jaws drop is the innovative form of pants, wherein one leg is cut at a shorter length than the other, this way breaking the common stereotypes about women’s pants and offering something to-die-for for the fans of unique and innovative fashion designs.
Of course, the talented designer duo offers a big array of creative accessories as well, including their signature hoods and other styles of headwear, retro-style round sunglasses and statement-making bold necklaces. The hair of the models was styled into textured and loose side ponytails with deep side parts and touches of pastel highlights, while the makeup was kept nude and natural. It was definitely an impressive start of the much-awaited fashion month!
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