Esther Jean Attends Nicholas K. #MBFW

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Where do I even begin to describe the emotions, excitement and experiences that have impacted me since I landed in NYC 4 days ago?  Oh, I know!  How about the fortunate opportunity to attend one of the grandest events that I’ve read about in Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, WWD (you name it and I’ve read it); a little thing called Mercedes Benz Fashion Week – aka: #MBFW. But before I go any further I must give a shout out to Tipsy Diaries for having me come on board as their fashion editor for New York Fashion Week.  Okay, so let’s talk about Nicholas and Christopher Kunz and their breath taking Nicholas K. Fall 2012 collection.

THE SCENE: To kick off the show, a Nancy Sinatra hit “Bang Bang”  filled the room as the lights dimmed and urban cowgirls meets desert warriors filled the catwalk. French DJ Olivier Bobin & Yannick Grandean (P.A.T.) dropped beats to a folk-meets-techno remix.

THE LOOK: Layers upon layers of armor-like calfskin and asymmetrical knits covered models with blunt-bobbed haircuts. Stylist Wendy Shecter helped to complete the Fall look with grey & black Stetson-inspired hats, long tortoiseshell pendents from Jewelry by Matt and bandana scarfs.  Drapery was a hit with Nicholas K and my most favorite addition of the 1920’s sequin and beaded tassel tunics and jackets danced down the catwalk.  However I couldn’t help but drool over the amazing shoe collaboration with Vintage Shoe Company.  The brother-sister duo captured the ready-to-wear look of the Wild West.

Nicholas K., Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Nicholas K., Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Nicholas K., Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Nicholas K., Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Nicholas K., Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Words from the designers on the inspiration for their Fall 2012 collection: 

{ We focused on the 1920s artistic gatherings of American visionaries Georgia O’Keefe, Ansel Adams and Paul Strand, [when they were] at the Taos Lodge of patroness and socialite, Mabel Dodge Luhan. Among the pueblos and indigenous culture of Taos, the artists found a sparse lifestyle alternative to the New York salon gatherings, and produced starkly modern works of desert minimalism in photography, paint and literature. }

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