Fall ’20 knits are news
RENEE MINUS WHITE | 2/27/2020, midnight
At NYFW, Nicholas K showed knits in fashionably exaggerated styles. However, when you think about wearing their knits, know your body, and what looks fashionable on you. With K’s knits, use your imagination. Tie a red and black or grey and black plaid work shirt on your hips, over harem pants, or a skirt. Then add a long-sleeved top and a long sweater shawl. Style the shawl/cover-up over your shoulders. Wrap it or just let it hang anyway it falls. These unconstructed designs offer a loose fit and flow on your body, moving as you move. Their designs were timeless. Have fun dressing this fall.
At Nicholas K’s show, the fashion focus was on universality and diversity. In the collection, pops of crimson red stood out in the monotone color palette of black, grey, olive, earth and beige. Details included dramatic sleeves and long cozy boucle knits. Clothes were worn in multiple ways. Solid hued knit separates were well-coordinated with brushed heritage plaids. A long leather jacket was introduced in dip-dyed lamb leather that could easily be converted into a cropped silhouette. Other sustainable fabrics included undyed pure Alpaca knitwear, Burla Cellulose Viscose, Organic cottons, Vegetable dyed leathers and Artisan Hand dyes.
The brand continues to create products that have universal appeal, but are inherently unique. In today’s climate, fashion is ever-changing. Having a close connection with the consumer is the primary focus of Nicholas K. They opened their first brick and mortar retail store in the fall 2018 on Broome Street in Soho, NYC. The company’s sibling designers Nicholas and Christopher Kung have seen international jumps in their business. “Working closely with customers in store and monitoring online behavior have become valuable tool to guide design,” revealed the designers.
For fall/winter 2020, their inspiration came from diversity and universality of their consumers. Their shoppers come from all over the world, and they relish the age range, backgrounds and lifestyles of people who connect with the brands sensibility. Their customers are well-traveled, architects, artists, involved with health and wellness. They also design for clients who have a global perspective on life and community. Nicholas K’s designs transcend barriers while promoting sustainability.