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Nicholas K: Fantastic Coats + Garment-on-Garment Layering Action

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Designer siblings Nicholas and Christopher Kunz's fall collection for their label Nicholas K kicked off the first official day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at 9 a.m. this morning. The country-goth-lite collection featured plenty of plaid shirting, slouchy print scarves, oversized fur collars, and an interesting take on trousers—flare-and-fit silhouettes reminiscent of the bottom half of union suits, in some instances embellished with color-complementary patchwork. Touches of luxury included a variety of forest-green and black velvet pieces (pants and dresses)—that somehow didn't seem out of place among the predominantly outdoorsy-forest theme—and the plush Mongolian lamb fur coat linings that seemed to burst forth, upwards and outwards from popped collars.

No season at Nicholas K would be complete without a healthy dose of the design duo's excellent leatherwork and outerwear—this season topped off, for the most part, with giant foldable geometric collars. Particular standouts for fall include a flared women's duster coat and a elongated peacoat for men. The brand's use of creative and unexpected layering was out in full force for fall—there were tiers, scarves, ruffles, and pretty much any mix-and-match garment-on-garment action you can think of.

· Nicholas K [Official Site]