Yesterday kicked off day one of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week ("MBFW"), also known as New York Fashion Week ("NYFW"), for the Fall 2013 collections. One of the earliest shows of the day was the Nicholas K show, which opened to attendees such as ELLE magazine Creative Director Joe Zee, Wall Street Journal style reporter Elizabeth Holmes, among others. Kelly Cutrone's People's Revolution directed the runway show. This designer is one of a handful at MBFW who showed both menswear and womenswear during the same runway show. Many pre-existing trends as well as new style statements appeared in this collection.
Rich, silken fabrics of forest green, grey, dark and light neutrals were displayed throughout the Nicholas K Fall 2013 collection. Some looks contained items with a tie-dye-esque pattern on them, while others had the drape of a fine jersey. This collection said desert survivalist meets the future to this writer. Asymmetric hemlines, sheer panels, and fine layering brought about a unique look to kick off fashion week.
Additional details on the garments were plaid, fur trim, skinny leg pants, and dropped waistlines. A unique feature were open-back hoodies (worn on the head, not flipped back), and leather leggings reappeared on the runway for this Fall. One-shoulder dresses looked balanced with the previously mentioned asymmetric hemlines. In regards to accessories shown in the show, necklaces strung on satin cords appeared to have minerals and bone as pendants. Wedge heels were given a fresh revival as traditional espadrilles with luxe materials, and ankle-tied like those seen in Spanish-speaking countries.
Which looks from this runway show were your favorite?