There was something slightly aggressive about the Nicholas K show. Maybe it's a thought provoked by the chopped and jagged hair, thumping music or maybe it was the lone unintentional tear that slipped down one model's face as she stomped in rain boot shod feet down the newly minted Pavilion venue, in the now surprisingly sleek Lincoln Center, but what ever it was there was something aggressive.
Those slight details were tempered though. Slouchy waists and slightly drop crotched trousers met overwhelmingly long, almost languid at times, silhouettes that were held in place by leather buckled straps for a relaxed vibe. Denim usage and full body jumpsuits nod to a thread of workwear influences, while exposed sports bras and headbands say sportswear. And of course, there was the natural vein that ran through the collections entirety - see the various knot bracelets and necklaces spun of yarn as well as the coterie of sweaters, some spliced with leather.
If that synopsis sounds a bit much, it’s probably because it was. However, throughout the collection it was the outerwear that made an impact, particularly pieces like the sculptural Isaac trench in midnight and the closing Hara coat in heather.