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Nicholas K offers a pow and a wow on the runway

A model walks the runway at the Nicholas

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We expect an urban “Apocalypse Now” moment from Nicholas K, but this season the design duo -- Nicholas and Christopher Kunz -- went the other way with an easier, less aggressive Apache-inspired sportswear collection. Feathers in the models’ messily braided hair, along with moccasin booties, underscored this.

The vibe overall was organic and easy -- drapey ensembles in black, white and earth...

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Nicholas K. plays 'The Hunger Games'

A model walks down the runway at the

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It was survivalist gear at Nicholas K where an aggressive-looking posse of smoke-eyed, goggle-wearing models stalked the runway in the brand’s classic layers. 

Element busting coats (some with fur lining or trim), sweaters and hoodies topped banded- at- the ankle sweatpants with a few airy silk frocks thrown into the tough girl chic mix. 

Prints were limited: a bit of tie dye...

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Nicholas K: Urban nomad

A model shows one of the pieces in

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At Nicholas K’s early morning show Thursday, models piled it on, wearing layers of cool-girl garb, including trenches, dresses, shorts, cowl tops, harem pants and other trousers with vertical darting creating a sculptural flap.

The clothes read part survivalist —  perfect for the desert — part city chic. Although the palette was hushed —  the best colors were “nude,” “naked”...

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