NYFW: Nicholas K
by Christine Ongsueng (The Tiny Tie Rant)
Three words: Bedouin-Geek-Chic. That is Nicholas K’s vision for Spring/Summer 2013. Think plenty of khakis, beiges, hunter greens, oranges, blues, and whites—the color scheme one would find amongst the desert landscape. Low hanging cowl necks echoed the cascading drapes of season’s past that have now become synonymous with the designer’s aesthete. Belted billowing pants and trousers, along with loose hoods and skull caps topped off with oversized sunnies (that came close to being goggles) are some things one imagines a fashion nomad would wear while braving the winds of the Sahara. The soft earthy colors and flowy composition seemed a more relaxed look. It veers away from jarring brights and neons, which have now become a Spring/Summer staple. Slight colorblocking within angled parts of the clothes made for an interesting geometric design. As for the menswear, this collection should be an easy thing for men to transition into. Having been constricted by the layering during the winter, a move to loose-fitting henleys and jackets would be a welcome change.
all above photos taken by Chris Ongsueng