Season 8 of Project Runway premiered last Thursday and to kick off the season, one of the contestants, Nicholas D’Aurizio, showed his collection at Kiss and Fly in NYC. 32 year old Nicholas is from NY’s Upper East Side. His label is called Nicolena.
Nicholas’ collection was a mix of smoky, sultry woman with a hint of vampire. The color story was heavy on grays, blacks and other deep tones. The looks all showed a bit of skin, sometimes in surprising places. For instance, there was a gray dress with a low back and flared skirt. This was accented by a cape that dipped upward in the back, exposing the upper back area. Most of the pieces exposed the back area, which is clearly Nicholas’ favorite part of a woman. Another sexy cape with ruffled edges was thrown over a black high waisted panty and bra. For a more mainstream look, Nicholas went with a basic gray strapless dress with black ruffled detailing on the top and at the hem. One of my favorite items was a mini shift done in a print of purples and blues. With long sleeves, this dress is equally perfect worn by itself or over jeans for a more conservative look.

Catch Nicholas in action on Project Runway, Thursdays at 9pm on Lifetime.

Written by Tabitha
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