Nicholas K F15 (10)NEW YORK, Feb 12, 2015/— Opening Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Nicholas K channeled its signature romantic futuristic looks with aplomb while also proposing a new take on fall clothing.

Inspired by “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”, a 1920 German silent horror film, Nicholas K sent distressed leather, cozy mohair, stretch lambskin and silk satin on the runway on silhouettes that are fluid and looking weightless at times.

Surprisingly, though the inspiration is almost 100 years old old, the resulting collection is almost futuristic in its modernity, which is Nicholas K’s signature style.

Choosing the 1920s German silent horror film which has been credited to be the first ever true horror film and introduced the twist ending in cinema was genius. Nicholas K culled from it its spirit of modernity and put it into 21st century context.

Photos by Randy Brooke, courtesy of Nicholas K