Nicholas K: The Safari Meets the Concrete Jungle

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicked off with Nicholas K’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection at Lincoln Center. The New York City based sibling designer duo were inspired by the 70’s Sci-fi film, Soylent Green, which predicted a dystopian future for New York in 2022. “It had this futuristic, nomad feeling that was interesting for us since we’re really organic in our lifestyle,” Nicholas Kunz told ELLE. “It talks about how there are all these technological advances, but people are reverting back to pureness and a minimalistic life.”

Keeping the vision in mind, the duo still managed to stay true to their brand, being sure to incorporate their signature mix of leathers, unique fabrics and the use of stylish headwear. Starting off with breezy, light-weight layered pieces in earthy shades of brown, blue, and orange that worked perfectly together. Evoking a saharan desert like feel. From there the collection added pops of red with denim jackets, combined leather top coats with harem pants for a sexier and more edgy street look. Transitioning perfectly from a futuristic safari like feel to the edginess of a stylish native New Yorker.