From a childhood spent in Seventh Avenue’s garment district to her stints as a celebrated children’s clothier and Brooks Brothers designer, Nikki Kule has always been driven by a love of iconic fashion brands and the modern preppy aesthetic. 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 a bold, colorful European aesthetic—an influence that remains a constant in her style and design. 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. It was in 2011 that Nikki finally decided to return to her roots and introduce a women’s collection, presenting ready-to-wear defined by the aesthetic that she has embraced and developed throughout her life.