“SHAMAN” Diyinn, Diyine
The fashionably competitive air is thick at Lincoln Centre in New York City. Every single fashionista, fashion-air and fashion icon is adorned in their finest as they mingle, smoke their Marlboro Golds and discuss the days shows that they will be attending.
Today was all about Nicholas K. For Spring 2014, brother and sister designers Nicholas and Christopher Kunz explore the spiritual roots of the small bands of indigenous people that formed the Ndee or Apache Nation.
The primary use of a palette of sheer whites, antler and bone colored cotton trimmed with deerskin are symbols of peace, happiness and purity. Despite these pure and altruistic tones of fabric there are still elements of contrasting darkness in black, midnight and onyx. This color pallete is inspired by the smudge of smoke that is symbolic of the Apache Nation. Turquoise, the, “fallen sky stone,” is the accent color used throughout the collection. Natural turkey quills, dip-dyed in black and earth brown, represent the power and essence of the Apache Medicine Men.
Andy Lifschutz, an artisan drawing inspiration from natural surroundings, designed exclusive custom jewelry for the collection, using heavy metal to signify the strength of the warrior.
Like the Shamans, who were draped in a mixture of textures, the collection consists of an array of free flowing fabrics. The silhouettes of the resemble something that is nothing short of being described as magically free and playful.
More to come