As the seasons prepare for a turn, the fashion world brings in the fall season with its newest addition, K. Nicole Couture. The innovative fashion line is the brainchild of designers Kera Anderson and Nicole Styer. The duo set out to create a line that offered a mixture of ready-to-wear and couture pieces, with its tasteful selections of Italian prints and other luxury textiles. Wrapping up the summer season, Anderson and Styer have a completed collection that they are ready to debut to the fashion circle.
Styer is the owner of N.R.S. Boutique, a one-of-a-kind clothing and accessory stop located in the heart of South Philadelphia. Her boutique venture comes as a direct result of her artsy upbringing, which later was followed up by Styer pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fibers and Crafts from the University of the Arts. Styer’s counterpart, Kera Anderson, developed a close relationship with Styer after frequenting N.R.S. Boutique, always requesting custom-made pieces that were for her own closet. But Anderson has a sort of fashion experience that is not shaped by design schooling but rather a gift she dubs as an “eye for fashion.” She has the ability to recognize plush textiles and envision them crafted as jackets or jumpsuits.
“Whenever Nicole and I go fabric hunting, as soon as I walk in the store I know which fabrics work best, how they could be worn, where they are from, etcetera. It’s like having a sixth sense,” Anderson jokes.
Anderson and Styer came together to create a line accommodating to the everyday working woman, the boss stepping out of the Town Car, or simply the woman who appreciates sophisticated style. The line vows to remain true to femininity but with a slight integration of edge with the designers drawing inspiration from 16th century crown molding, costume wear, and royal charades. In totality, the collection offers jackets, pants, dresses, and jumpsuits. The centerpieces of the Fall/Winter 2013 collection stand in the 16th century inspired jackets, all of which are seamed with the finest velvets and paisley textiles.
The pair is now gearing up to do a presentation of the collection on August 24th in Philly. They are optimistic to share the new line with buyers, upscale boutiques, stylists, and independent buyers. Following the fall/winter presentation, K. Nicole will resume with trunk shows and continue to get people just as excited as they are about the brand.
To stay up to date with K. Nicole, follow the brand on Instagram and Twitter @knicolecouture.