ABOUT THE BRAND
NICOLE MILLER is a global fashion and lifestyle brand headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1982, the iconic brand has grown to be one of the premier names in American fashion. With an emphasis on signature graphic prints, luxe fabrics and innovative silhouettes, the womenswear collection combines elevated taste with a hint of rebellion, bringing accessible luxury to the modern woman.
Nicole’s vision is to create sustainable, accessible luxury and premium fashion and lifestyle products for eco-conscious, empowered women and their families who want to look their best, feel good about their consumer choices, and participate in making the world a better place.
In addition to its contemporary womenswear lines, the Nicole Miller brand is now available across numerous lifestyle categories such as footwear, accessories, activewear, kids apparel, fragrance, beauty, and home, and can be found online and in over 1500 specialty and department stores worldwide.
An American born to a French mother, Nicole was trained at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris. RISD inspired her sense of freedom and creativity while Chambre Syndicale gave her mastery of the classic French techniques of haute couture, which is evident in her skillfully draped silhouettes.
Nicole’s iconic designs are at once elegant with an edge, resulting in a look both sophisticated and sexy, with the drape and cut of gorgeous fabrics always looking fresh. Echoes of art, her travels, and popular culture combine in unique prints and imaginative uses of color throughout her designs. Innovation, too, finds its way into her work; she has often been the first to popularize a new technique or fabric, including sustainable fabrics such as denim made from recycled bottle caps and plant-based materials.
Over the years, Nicole’s designs have been worn by many celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé, Blake Lively, Carrie Underwood, Cardi B., Heather Graham, Emmy Rossum, and Ashlee Simpson, among others. Nicole is a CFDA member and has been the recipient of numerous industry awards and recognition.
A strong believer in protecting our natural environment, Nicole actively supports numerous environmental organizations and causes. And, as an early pioneer in women entrepreneurship, she actively mentors young designers through paid internships and a namesake scholarship at RISD where she serves on the board of trustees. She also actively supports women’s causes, particularly those that empower women to enter and succeed in business.