For Fall, brother-sister design team Nicholas and Christopher Kunz started with French photographer Jean Gaumy's book Men at Sea, a moody, captivating look at the life of commercial fishermen. "It's kind of like Deadliest Catch," Christopher half-joked. It's a fitting reference, given that so much of the designers' work has a braving-the-elements quality to it.

That was even truer than usual this season. Each ensemble was styled with a pair of Honeywell boots, as ideal for padding around a boat as clomping around New York in current conditions. (This particular fashion week's forecast is snow, a little rain, and more snow.) The footwear naturally complemented the artfully bunched sweatpants, chunky cardigans, and bracelets fashioned out of nautical rope, all done in a natural palette of slate gray, black, brown, burgundy, and navy, with a few hits of cream.

Save for the one-shoulder knit crop tops, a few billowing tunic dresses, and a silk jumpsuit in an abstract print called Laguna, the men's and women's pieces were fairly interchangeable and played to that urban-warrior style the label has nearly perfected. It can be repetitive season upon season, but that doesn't mean it's not good. The newness was in the denim, of which there was quite a bit. "We wanted to do it in our own way," Nicholas said. To her point, the pieces were lightweight and fashioned into silhouettes not typically made out of denim, including drawstring trousers and a men's blazer with sleeves loosely rolled to the elbow. Nicholas K's look may be constant, but it's never rigid.