For over twenty years, Nicole Miller has been a principal of America"s design elite. Her following is celebrity driven and far reaching thanks to elegant designs that appeal to an array of customers. Established actresses Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson, Daryl Hannah, Kim Cattrall and Paris Hilton all wear and love Nicole Miller designs.
Nicole Miller uniquely combines the ideas of elegance and rebellion to achieve a subtle sexiness that is the essence of modern femininity. In her hands, the drape and cut of designer clothes are transformed to a younger, more sophisticated look.
With degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris, Nicole Miller has an enviable background in both art and couture. Her clothing is marked by the duality of her experience; beautifully cut garments are highlighted by exquisitely drawn prints.
Ms. Miller has always operated in unique and original ways. From her first hip smock dress in 1982, she has set the pace for her contemporaries, inspiring design revolutions. In 1986 she opened her first boutique to better serve her loyal customers and in doing so catalyzed a trend for independent designers wanting creative freedom from department stores. Ten years later, Miller put actresses, instead of models on the fall runway. Minnie Driver, Gretchen Mol and Jill Hennessy among others, made Fashion Week history. Shortly following her show, the trend of actresses as models emerged, as movie stars began replacing traditional models both in print and on the runway.
Through carving her niche in the fashion world, Nicole Miller has become known for her other interests and hobbies. Miller, always a veritable host, is in the process of penning a book on the art of entertaining and cuisine. She also emphasizes charitable giving and raises money for many Manhattan based and National charities. Recently, Nicole was selected as a celebrity cabinet member by The American Red Cross.
A true American designer, Nicole Miller"s perfect little black dress has cultivated into an eclectic collection that imbues an individual sense of style. Today, the label has grown to include outerwear, accessories, cosmetics and home furnishings.
In October 2003, Nicole launched her contemporary sportswear line, millergirl, during L.A. Fashion Week. Millergirl introduces a modern and edgy element to the Nicole Miller brand, and has already received national magazine editorial and celebrity recognition.
A total of 15 Nicole Miller freestanding stores are located in major cities around the united states. Nicole Miller Signature, Collection and Studio apparel and accessories are also available on www.nicolemiller.com, at 1,200 fine specialty stores world wide and Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.
Motivated by a desire to make her aesthetic accessible to a broader range of women, Miller designs the nicole by Nicole Miller collection offered at JC Penney stores in the United States and on www.jcp.com
In favor of all programs to protect the earth and our environment, she actively supports the Rocky Mountain Institute and Robert Kennedy Jr."s Riverkeeper. Together with her husband Kim and son Palmer, Miller divides her time between her homes in New York City and Sag Harbor, NY.
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