Nicholas K kicked off my time at New York Fashion Week and it was a glorious kick off at that. There wasn’t a single look that wasn’t decadent. Metallic and velvet fabrics mingled with jersey and satin to make this collection a truly indulgent moment. 90’s grunge and rock & roll were a strong presence in this collection. I can see that 90’s minimalism is going to continue to be a major trend. usually that would terrify me, but I think that it is being re-imagined in the best way possible. The 90’s were a decade that promised diversity and unity. We saw the release of Nelson Mandela and a building of unity that the world took notice and replicated. Wouldn’t it be nice to go back to that place after living through the most divisive year of my lifetime. Maybe with fashion representing the best of the decade we can. Diversity came in full force with models of every color meshing seamlessly, bonded by a common thread of fashion. Hip-Hop music also is found in the inspiration for this collection. 90’s hip-hop spent it’s time referencing struggle with political undertones and experimentalism to become a celebration of diverse widespread cultural acceptance. The palette was as luxe as the fabrications. Gold, black, crimson, scarlet, slate and champagne mingled with snakeskin prints to really elevate this collection to the top tiers. I almost always kick off my NYFW coverage with Nicholas K, but I have to say that with the inspiration behind the collection and the perfect execution, that this collection definitely goes down as one of my favorites. The shoes were a total showstopper with Balenciaga by Demma Gvasalia style thigh high and ankle stiletto boots in gold, silver, and black would definitely be a top look for any of the fashion set to rock for killer street style. I had so many favorite moments from this collection. From the opening gold foil leather coat lined with shearling to the crimson velvet cocktail dress which sees it’s inspiration found in men’s shirting. I have never said this about a Nicholas K collection, but I could see some red carpet potential in some of these absolutely wearable looks.I honestly found myself saying that would look good on celebrity x or that would be killer on celebrity y with a lot of the looks in this collection. I could see Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora, Olivia Munn, Zendaya, Sarah Jessica Parker, Eva Longoria, Chanel Iman, Hailee Baldwin, Nicole Scherzinger, and more wearing this collection on and off the red carpets and I am really excited to see if we see this collection on the red carpet.