Runway Report: Nicholas K Fall 2015

Citing ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’, a 1920 German silent horror film as their inspiration, brother-and-sister design team Nicholas and Christopher Kunz successfully united dark romanticism with rocker vibes.

The duo’s dark, brooding beauties strutted the runway in long, cape like knits, floor-length coats with fur collars and hand-dyed sheer silk dresses. Mixing distressed leather and industrial metal buckles with a color palette infused with rust, oxblood and gunmetal. And of course, we can’t forget the headgear – the aviator style skullcaps. Say what you will about Nicholas K, but their headgear game is seriously on point.

Although this collection was a departure from previous offerings, it still felt true to the brand’s aesthetic thanks to the inclusion of urban staples like draped jackets and capelets, drop-crotch slacks, leather harem pants, and flowing tops with hi-lo hemlines.

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Having started her career in New Zealand as a fashion and beauty assistant, she then moved on to edit the online beauty magazine, BeautyBible. Since then she has created her own blog, The Refined Edit. Now based in the United Kingdom she has contributed to countless print and online publications including Style.com/Arabia. Follow her musing on Twitter and Instagram @gracieastewart.