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Nicholas K: Hip city slickers at New York Fashion Week

A model displays the fashion of Nicholas K

A model displays the fashion of Nicholas K during the Fall 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. (Feb. 9, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

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.
 

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