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Sometimes a show at Lincoln Center is more than just that. Sometimes, it’s a journey (Sorry, Anna Wintour), to another time or place, and for Nicholas K, we were whisked away on a Saharan adventure.

After spending time in Morocco, brother-and-sister design duo Christopher and Nicholas Kunz set out to create something for the urban female explorer. The result: their Spring/Summer 2015 collection that was equal parts smart and sexy, from the dramatic draping and layering, to the stilettos laced up the legs of the models.

No camels were included in the making of this show, but there were, however, horsehair accessories, including ponytails affixed at the hips and wrapped around wrists. The collection stayed true to the landscape it was inspired by, with shades of khaki and green and desert wardrobe must-haves like shawls, utility jackets, and cargo pants that were stylishly bunched up at the bottom – all worn with steampunk goggles.

Trends spotted: A lot of layering—because sunscreen alone just won’t do when it comes to the harsh temps—but with lighter fabrics like silk with a military-inspired color palette.

My rating: Should I ever find myself packing for a trip to the Sahara—or back home to Phoenix where it’s almost just as scorching—this collection, along with a bullwhip a la Indiana Jones, would have my name all over it.

My favorite look: A few all-white ensembles shone through from the collection that was mostly made up of dark, earthy tones. My favorite? The white, high-neck coverup atop a knee-length dress with the goggles to match that said, “Everything’s quite all white underneath the sun.”


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