Nicholas K: from the African desert to the streets of NY

For spring / summer 2013 Nicholas and Christopher Kunz brought the deserts of Africa to the streets of New York City. When it comes to the evolution of a collection from one style to the next they made perfect transitions.

The New York fashion week (NYFW) show started with the tan desert storm look of a guy and gal shopping for an African Safari vacation. The mix of leathers with generic fabrics is a specialty of the sibling designer duo. The addition of head wraps to each look gave that relaxed feel that we’ve seen in past collections. From there the collection transitioned models into bright red sexy Saharan desert princesses – a look that would make any girl feel like she was in East Africa dining with a prince – before paring back to the downtown denim jackets and harem-style pants that you would see on a native New Yorker. A detail that was prominent was the silk blouses with lots of draping and lightweight cargo jackets, giving the feel of a world traveller.


Nicholas K has been known for funky, out of the ordinary silhouettes and fabric combinations. This collection was very wearable, and more commercial than past collections. Looking back you will see the beautiful progression they have made to this collection but still keeping their relaxed, layered looks, and unconventional aesthetic. For spring, Nicholas and Christopher Kunz are staying true to who they are and giving us a worldly traveller view of style today.

You can see all of the Nicholas K spring / summer 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

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Photography by Imaxtree