It's fair to say that a career in fashion may have been determined from a very young age for designer Nikki Kule. Nikki credits her parents, who created the beloved 1970’s clothing brand Happy Legs, with her lifelong interest in the industry and art of fashion. Their commitment to both the business and each other have remained a crucial inspiration throughout Nikki’s career and life.
After attending Parsons School of Design in both Paris and New York, Nikki spent the first years of her career in Italy. While there, she augmented and enriched her classic American style with the bold, colorful Italian aesthetic—an influence that remains a constant in her style and design.
After the birth of her second child in 2001, Nikki launched Kule, the first American collection of luxury children’s clothing. The effort earned her an invitation into the CFDA, making her the second-ever children’s designer to gain membership in the esteemed organization. After a stint at Brooks Brothers, where she designed both the boys and girls collections for the storied brand, Nikki launched her first proper women's collection under the Kule brand in 2011.
Offering the same modern, classic luxury that has always defined the Kule children's label, the Kule women’s collection is Nikki’s most complete expression of the “Preppy Luxe” aesthetic that she has embraced and developed throughout her life.
You can see what Nikki has up her well-tailored sleeve for AW15 at Capsule New York Women's show.