NICHOLAS K. warm weather layers never looked so cool
Catch a ride in a time-machine to experience the Nicholas K. ss 2013 collection. This season hearkened inspiration from the 1970’s cult film Soylent Green. Set in a not too distant future, the sci-fi flick focuses on survival amidst a post-apocalyptic NYC. Fast-forward to 2013, and surviving the elements-with style that is- is more of the modern mantra. Whether it is shielding your skin from the harmful rays with wide-rimmed glasses or light layers, the brand’s selections of silhouettes showcases an awareness of global change.
Even in the rope-tied footwear and head wraps in natural hues continues their homage to mother earth, while adding that extra edge to life within the urban jungle. Quality is quintessential for these CFDA members, with leathers, silk, and cashmeres, playing alongside mesh paneling in the brand’s effortless silhouettes. Here are a few of our favorites from the spring 2013 look book.
Grabbing cues from the 70’s green revolution, the subdued yet striking color palette propelled the looks into the present. The collection demonstrated uniformity at its finest with the draped rust Shey Dress and the nude Beck Jacket with an asymmetrical skirt-whose soothing hues looked as if they had melted off the form for an enticing result. Spring 2013 achieved a soft, yet structured appeal by looking at the work of Expressionist/Cubist painter Lyonel Feininger. The mastermind’s ability to mold hues, while still providing definition came to life on the Nicholas K pieces: think luxe leathers with sharp cuts balanced with the movement of flowing silks.
Their focus on an easy-going lifestyle morphs into seamless transitions between day-to-night looks: Simply remove the tougher jackets for instant cocktail-ready chic. Mixing futurism and art while staying true to the brand’s own carefree identity definitely has us ready for the season’s rays. Thank to Nicholas K, dressing for the heat never looked so cool. Written by Mary Anderson.