Nicole Miller is an icon in New York’s fashion industry, widely known for her¬†particularly wearable approach to glamorous womenswear.¬†A graduate of the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, Nicole also studied for a year¬†in Paris,¬†the city of her mother’s birth,¬†at the legendary¬†L’√Čcole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.¬†She began her career in the fashion industry in New York City, designing for other brands before¬†launching her own label¬†in 1982. In the intervening years, the Nicole Miller label’s easy elegance has¬†attracted a large, loyal¬†fan base all¬†around the world.
Question Air¬†recently caught up with the designer for an exclusive¬†Q&A session to get to know more about¬†Nicole Miller – both¬†the woman and the fashion brand.
QA: Describe your style in three words.
NM: Chic, elegant and uncontrived.
QA: Who is the Nicole Miller woman?
NM: The Nicole Miller woman is edgy yet sophisticated and wants to feel good in everything she wears.
QA: Tell us a little about how you got started as a designer.
NM: I knew I wanted to be a designer at age 12, reading my mother’s French fashion magazines.
QA: What was your inspiration for your recent collections?
NM: For Fall¬†2014 – Female Warriors. Strong, fierce independent women throughout history from different cultures.
For Spring 2015 – Flying down to Rio. #NMouttaHere. I love the French Peter Allen song (Je vais √† Rio) and was inspired by the Copacabana sidewalk, fruits and palm trees. Very vibrant, bold & bright colours.
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QA: If you could do anything else apart from being a designer, what would it be?
NM: I do a lot of things beyond designing – I am an avid skier, wake-boarder, international foodie and a philanthropist. I also love reading the news, going to art museums and movie premieres.
QA: We know you love to travel. What’s your favourite place on earth and why?
NM: Courchevel, France. There’s nothing better than a European apr√®s ski.
QA: What is your number one New York hangout?
NM: My office is my creative space because there is just so much in it.
QA: If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self?
NM: As a working mom, take Fridays off!
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