Nicholas K S/S17: Elevated desert wilderness
By Lizzy Bowring

This season the New York designer played with the idea of global travel and a woman on the move, with subtle sexy accents. WGSN Head of Catwalks Lizzy Bowring reports

Sep 09, 2016
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New York: For this season, Nicholas Kuntz was inspired by Wadi Rum, which is an ‘elevated desert wilderness composed of sandstone mountains in the south of Jordan, also known as ‘the Valley of the Moon.’ The collection was played out in a palette of soft sandy neutrals with dusted desert greens, synonymous of the region while lending to the overall appeal. Yet a distinct Bedouin vibe pervaded this very sexy lineup in the nonchalant wrapping, draping and knotting of sensuously clad silhouettes in soft and fluid lightweight asymmetric layers of barely there silk de chine and chiffon. Jumpsuits, draped blouses, fluid dresses, and easy relaxed waist pants in cropped and full lengths provided an ethereal contrast to the soft leather jackets and the modern metal jewelry – liquid in appearance. 
This was an eclectic sojourn of a modern urban traveller combined with the energy of a worldly adventure.

 

Theme: Urban Traveller, Desert Hues, Sensual asymmetric draping

Colour: Sand, Khaki, Dusted desert greens, Black

Key Items: Jumpsuits, Unstructured long cardigans, Desert parkas, Leather jackets, Draped blouses, Halter kneck cropped tops, Drawcord easy pants, Fluid long dresses, Wrap blouse

Materials and Trim: Silk de chine, Silk chiffon, Metallics, Leather

Print and Pattern: Bedouin stripes, Oversized shadow checks

Footwear and Accessories: Oversized silk draped visors, ‘Crownless’ sunhats, Fluid metallic chokers, Oversized bangles, Leather Utility bags

 

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