Nicholas K kicks off New York Fashion Week with 'Urban nomad' style

Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:54am EDT
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By Melissa Fares

(Reuters) - Luxury brand Nicholas K kicked off New York Fashion Week Thursday, bringing its desert inspired style to the city with a display of long caftan style dresses and asymmetrical jackets.

Wearing shades of creams and ivories, models showed a total of 47 looks inspired by the deserts of Wadi Rum for the brand's Spring/Summer 2017 collection.

Christopher Kunz, half of the sibling duo behind the brand told Reuters, "It’s a desert in Jordan and the landscape is very pale, very dusty, very nude, they call it the valley of the moon. So it’s very breath taking.”

The looks followed suit.

Models were draped in soft fabrics and neutral tones of bone, earth, sage and dusk.

"We’re kind of veering away from our traditional black,”Christopher said.

Crop tops were paired with track pants, skirts and shawls, with most of the outfits topped with oversized floppy hats and wrap visors. Large silver cuff bracelets complemented the silver eye makeup worn by their runway models.

The show's attendees would see artisan prints, organic cottons, alpaca and vegetable dyed leathers.   Continued...