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Nicholas K: Laid-Back Utilitarian Layered Downtown Dressing

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"Chris and Nicholas Kunz of the label Nicholas K kicked off Fashion Week with an array of downtown looks that turns heads. Chocolate jackets and hoodies are must-haves for spring. The sister and brother team, along with their dog Jake, say their casual style is all about comfort.

'I feel like our fabrics, our colors have a very organic feel. But when it comes down to the structure of each garment, it's very downtown, it's very layered,' said designer Nicholas Kunz.

"The collection is mostly sort of military inspired but I think that's kinda who we are anyway, we're very utilitarian as Nicholas puts it—back to our roots,' said designer Chris Kunz." —NY1

"Edward Abbey's novel The Monkey Wrench Gang wasn't the inspiration for the men's and women's collections shown by Nicholas K today, but it might as well have been. In the book, a MacGyver-esque ex-Green Beret and a lithe New York City bohemian go rogue in the American West, plotting anti-industrial sabotage. Subtract the radical environmentalism, perhaps, and that's pretty much the vibe of the clothes designer Nicholas Kunz dreamed up for her brand this season." —

· Nicholas K [Official Site]
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