Nicholas K is a New York based design company, founded in January 2003 by siblings Nicholas and Christopher Kunz. Nicholas K was conceptualized with the intent of providing sophisticated customers with modern classics to become wardrobe staples. Incorporating traditional quality and design with modern refinements and a downtown edge, Nicholas K offers items across the full women"s RTW product range as well as accessories and a menswear line that launched for Fall 2006.
The First collection for Fall 2003 was extremely well received and sold through 35 of the top women"s specialty boutiques across the U.S. and Japan. Demand for Nicholas K continues to exceed expectations.
Nicholas L Kunz
Cofounder and creative director, Nicholas L Kunz attended FIT in New York and the Pollmoda School of Design, in Florence. Upon her return to the U.S. Nicholas took a position with DKNY and later joined the founding team of Coach Men"s sportswear. Over the next 8 years Nicholas worked with other design companies including Nautica, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Polo, operating in primary positions and overseeing the design and coordination of five new labels.
Immediately prior to founding Nicholas K. Nicholas worked as a full time consultant for Calvin Klein (CK women"s outerwear collection and US and European Jeans). Unlike most designers, Nicholas" experience from working with large multinational corporations afforded her a broad and thorough understanding of all consumer segments.
Christopher L Kunz
The corporate operations of Nicholas K are overseen by cofounder Christopher L Kunz, who graduated with an MBA, summa cum laude from the Eller Graduate School of Management in Marketing and Finance, and with a BD majoring in both Biochemistry and Molecualr Cellular Biology.
Prior to Nicholas K, Christopher worked with Los Alamos National Laboratory, providing his expertise to early stage companies, guiding them on all aspects of operations from competitive marketing analysis to strategic positioning. Christopher"s previous experience in the fashion industry ranges from runway to retail, working with companies such as Polo Ralph Lauren.
For Fall 2012 designers are inspired by a wide range of influences, from the elaborate details of brocade and metallic gold embellishments to the dynamic mix of military chic and power pantsuits. Colo