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Design Philosophy of Nicky Wallace

"My design philosophy is the creation of timeless elegance with traditional and avant-garde fabrics,

refined details and meticulous quality.
I seek to achieve the perfect combination of beauty and functionality in an attempt

to bring to my clients a sense of feeling good and feeling beautiful".

 

Profile of Nicky Wallace

Nicky Wallace Couture in Saint Malo (France)

 

Nicky Wallace is a classic menswear designer with an extensive experience in the different sides of the industry over the last 35 years.


Born and raised in Wexford, Ireland, Nicky grew up surrounded by old school fine tailoring. As a child he spent many hours helping out the old tailors in his fathers employ surrounded by fabrics and patterns. Due to his early introduction to the world of tailoring Nicky has developed a very unique understanding of the craft which has developed into a strong sense of belonging to the ancient and rich culture that industry was born from.

 

After winning a number of National awards during college and working with various Design Houses, Nicky developed his first collection in 1982. The collection was very well received in the United States bringing in orders from department stores such as Macys, and Carson Pirie Scott of Chicago.

 

Following the success in America, Nicky began to participate in Trade Fairs in Paris, London and Florence, thus establishing markets across Europe and Japan. It was at one of his Paris shows that Nicky was approached by Universal Studios and invited to work as one of the designers on the popular Miami Vice show.

 

From there Nicky went on to work as a fashion consultant, spending time in London, Paris and Milan. Which in turn was followed up by the establishment of a niche Couture business.

 

Nicky Wallace Couture

Opening a store in Dublin (2000), Nicky returned to his tailoring origins and developed a specialty store concentrating on Couture Made-to-Measure, with his signature 'New Aristocrat' look which is characterized by the uses of traditional and contemporary fabrics invoking the romantic style of more gentle times gone by with the signature special twist in his designs.

 

Nicky has evolved once again using advanced tailoring techniques to create a Niche International collection which was launched in January 2007 in New York. Which was followed up with a successful showing during Milan Fashion Week in January 2008 leading to setting up and growing a successful market in the UK.

 

Nicky has shown his collections during 2013 and 2014 in the MRKET show in New York and in Pitti Uomo in Florence.


Having opened a boutique and atelier in Saint Malo, Brittany in September 2013, Nicky is now well placed

to develop the French market. The story continues...