Fashion Week 2010 kicked off at Lincoln Center Thursday with the first round of designers unveiling their spring collections to enthusiastic crowds. NY1's Cheryl Wills filed the following report.
Chris and Nicholas Kunz of the label Nicholas K kicked off Fashion Week with an array of downtown looks that turns heads. Chocolate jackets and hoodies are must-haves for spring.
The sister and brother team, along with their dog Jake, say their casual style is all about comfort.
"I feel like our fabrics, our colors have a very organic feel. But when it comes down to the structure of each garment, it's very downtown, it's very layered,' said designer Nicholas Kunz.
The collection is mostly sort of military inspired but I think that's kinda who we are anyway, we're very utilitarian as Nicholas puts it -- back to our roots," said designer Chris Kunz.
There were a number of firsts during day one of Fashion Week. For one, it's the first time Nicholas K has shown and, of course, for all designers it's their first time in Lincoln Center.
For Richard Chai, Lincoln Center was the perfect venue to show off his sportswear collection which is all about love. The collection included soft colors, breezy dresses and comfy coats. The designer says style is all about confidence.
"It was very intentional for the collection to look very subtle and very neutral and very slight pops of color, like the denim was the real pop of color. But for me it was very important for me to be about textures," Chai said.
Chai also says simplicity is the name of the game.