story written by Seth Friedermann
photography by Adrianna Favero
styling by Susan Alexandra
hair by Eric Hinczak
makeup by Clara Isabella
models are Aibek and Shelby from Major Model Management
The brother and sister team of Chris and Nicole Kunz and their label Nicholas K may seem like a new brand on the U.S fashion scene due to their recently acquired hot label status, but they’re far from freshmen. As they close in on a decade of design, it’s important to notice that from the very first looks of their 2003 launch, their work already contained many elements of their naturally signature style. In the following years there has, of course, been experimentation with shape, texture, and construction as they’ve zeroed in on their form of fashion. And as with all of the really strong brands, there has been refinement from season to season, but the style they were going for has been apparent from day one.
Now they’ve become supremely confident and sure and in their most recent collections it shows. Most importantly they’ve gained a following where it really counts in fashion and that’s among retailers. The buyers of the world recognize that Nicholas K designs hit the sweet spot in two critical customer zones, they’re easy to wear and they make you stand out. Distinctiveness without effort, that’s a winning fashion formula.
All garments from Nicholas K. Photos include Daniela Zagnolli long twisted leather brown bracelet, Hannah Warner crystal finger ring (silver) and metal knuckle ring (gold). All other jewelry by Nettie Kent. Brown boots by Love Label by Very.com, brown sneakers from Polo Ralph Lauren, black sneakers by Vans, white heels from Nicholas K.