Edinburgh born Nicola Gardner, Director/Designer behind new womenswear label, nicci.n. graduated with a BA Honours Degree from Heriot-Watt University in 2009 before completing a Masters degree in International Fashion Marketing in 2010 at the George Davies Centre for Retail Excellence. Nicola has exhibited at Graduate Fashion Week in London and gained invaluable work experience with other designers, including Cecile Paul. Further to this, Nicola has gained experience in Fashion Retail and Fashion Buying.
Since launching, nicci.n. has collaborated with upmarket boutique, Meloosha and tartan design company, Sakura Scotland. Nicci.n collections have been well received by customers and press alike and have featured on Vogue.It and Fashion Chicago Magazine. Nicci.n. has also graced numerous catwalks throughout Scotland and the UK including LGN Events, 'Summer Catwalk Presentation' held on London's Carnaby Street and Edinburgh Online Fashion Week
nicci.n. is thrilled to announce the new collection , 'Sweet Skulls & Sugar Roses', with a launch night on 1st August at Ice Store in St James Centre in Edinburgh. The launch night will celebrate the opening of nicci.ns boutique on Asos Marketplace on 5th August and promote the new collection which will be available from Ice Store and Asos Marketplace.
The collection shows a mix of two concepts to give an individual yet stylish look. It is a mash up of the darkness of death with the brightness of a child in a candy shop. Garments are hand-dyed and/or printed combined with bright colours such as pale pink mixed with black in a creative and eye-catching way.
nicci.n. designer, Nicola A Gardner says, "It was a very exciting and enjoyable collection to work on as I could see the different patterns emerging through dying by hand. Creating my own prints also gave me more gratification and a sense of achievement."