NICKLAU designer Nicholas Lau, a 19 year old from Hong Kong, avoids the spring cliches of florals, flirty hemlines, and vivid color with his self-titled “WALK OF SHAME” collection.
The ‘walk of shame’ is a popular phrase for the morning after a sexual encounter, walking back home from another person’s place wearing the same clothes from the night before.
NICKLAU’s collection utilizes this to bring to life the concept of a party girl in New York beginning the walk of shame back home. Missing articles of clothing, she unabashedly borrows pieces of her partner’s wardrobe. The result? A sporty, yet elegant look.
NICKLAU keeps the overall collection simple, dipped in dark neutrals, yet feminine with form-fitting, belted pieces. Opting for touches of pinstripe and leather, one could very well mistake this for a fall collection. While an intriguing concept, the potential of the collection, including the retro film vibe of the photos, outweighed its execution. NICKLAU seems to have tried to take the safe route with these pieces; here’s hoping for Lau to reach his full potential.
Take a look at the photos below and tell us what you think about the “walk of shame”.