The urban cowboys at Nicholas K’s early morning show probably would be more at home in Williamsburg than on the range wearing luxe duster coats – some mixed-media jobs of leather, canvas and fur – chunky sweaters, and slouchy sweatpants presumably named for country crooners – the “Gavin,” and the “Garth.”
Despite the cowboy hats, boys with shoulder-length hair and girls in crisp Cleo wigs, the look was anything but Western cliché: the fringed stuff was often sparkly lame, prerequisite boots sported wedges and tough buckles, and the stormy color palette – steel, onyx, granite and black – was perfect for city slickers.
Of note, the designer's accessory du jour – tortoise-shell necklaces. We mean tortoise shell – the whole shell of a turtle – hanging from chunky beads. They looked great, but here's hoping they were fake for the sake of those turtles.