KENNETH NICHOLSON TAKES INSPIRATION FROM HIS ALMA MATER FOR SPRING 2022

by Stephen Garner

Kenneth Nicholson’s spring/summer 2022 collection titled, Cy Falls, takes its name and inspiration from the designer’s alma mater. 

The collection gets at the feeling of validation. Going back in time, the designer remembers his high school years with endearment despite it being raw and difficult. As a teen, he was naïve, sensitive, and energetic yet restrained by his surroundings and oftentimes out of place. This collection is a gift to that boy. 

The garments borrow from feelings of youth and combine them with experience. Energy and innocence blend with strict sophistication, nineties grunge meets pressed seams, lenticular materials marry bias-cut silhouettes, and accessible fabrics mix with those that feel out of reach.

Kenneth Nicholson’s garments embrace this youthful intensity while celebrating the fully expressed man. No longer restrained to a whisper, Kenneth Nicholson’s Cy Falls can shout.

Photos by Jordan Trey

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