Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a designer? I have! Often we take for granted how things are made and we rarely stop to think about the origin of items in our home or the people behind the invention.
Today I'll like to share the story of designer Nicole Miller. Nichole was born in Texas in 1952 and raised in Lenox, Massachusetts. Her father, an engineer at General Electric, had a great influence on the young Nichole. So much so, that she attributes her ability to make clothing to her father. "The way you figure out how to make something is engineering," said Miller.
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, she interned with famed dress designer Clovis Ruffin in New York City. She later began working as head designer at P.J. Walsh, a dress manufacturer, where the president of the company, Bud Konheim, took the clearly talented Nichole under his wing. In 1982, Konheim started the company Nicole Miller with Nicole.
Sleeveless Stretch-Jersey Gown
While her early focus was on fashion, most recently Miller has expanded her design offerings to handbags, footwear, fashion accessories and home furnishings.
Whether you're a fan of Miller's apparel or bedding, I think you'll agree her designs are beautifully styled and reflect her passion for fashion. Do you have a favorite Nichole Miller item in your life?