Downtown Edge with Nicholas K by Chaisakran Nakkabunlung featuring high heels
Nicholas K designer Nicholas Kunz found inspiration close to home this season—specifically, it was her recently purchased upstate getaway that did the inspiring. As references go, upstate is a comfortable fit for a brand that has always trafficked in easy-feeling, rugged street wear, and Kunz didn't stretch herself much to accommodate it, mostly limiting the news in the men's and women's clothes she showed today to a nicely judged woodland palette of variegated greens, rusts, and riverine gray-blues. The designer also played around with texture, introducing cozy pieces in black and emerald velvet that looked a little off layered with the rest of the collection's plaids and parkas. (They'll do fine on the sales floor on their own.) A better blend of utilitarian and boho luxe was found in the standout women's outerwear, including a longish black parka and short wrap jacket trimmed with generous heaps of Mongolian lamb fur.