Nicholas K revisits and revamps the ’90s for its new collection. Fashion fans brave a snow storm on the first day of New York Fashion Week.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 09, 2017) (REUTERS) – New York Fashion Week: The Shows got off to a wintry start on Thursday (February 9) with fashionistas flocking through snow to attend shows.
The brother and sister design team of Nicholas K had no problems navigating the conditions.
“It was kind of a weird strange situation because we moved the show back an hour. And then with the snow I think everyone had a panic. But it seems like everybody got here early, I think it’s good so far,” said Christopher Kunt.
This season then brand pulled inspiration from 90’s hip-hop which they called a decade of “promising communal diversity and unity.”
“We decided ’90s hip-hop because the message was also so strong. It was about ethnic diversity, communal activism. You know, Black Panthers were a huge thing in the hip-hop,” said Nicholas Kunt.
Hip-hop D.J. Rob Swift and rapper Latasha Alcindor provided the soundtrack for the show.
Color and metallic played a major part in the line that Nicholas described as glam street.
“We have like metallic foil, gold leather jackets paired with muted blacks and more casual. So it’s about mixing the casual with the glam.”
The brand presented 49 looks that featured prints, velvets, wide leg pants and leather coats.
Hoop earrings and Black Panther inspired accessories helped give the collection its ’90s feel.
New York fashion week will run until February 11 with 72 designers on the official schedule.