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NYFW: Designers Spotlight…

New York Fashion Week is upon us and we have THREE DESIGNERS TO WATCH this season.  Each of these designers offers the world of fashion different elements and it possibly due to their diverse backgrounds and how each entered the world of fashion.  Check out more from our designer spotlight and stay tuned for LIVE updates from each of their NY Fashion Week Shows.

Nicholas K is a New York based design company, founded in January of 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.


Mara Hoffman a New York based fashion designer, graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City and studied at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London before launching her eponymous ready-to-wear collection in 2000. Born in Buffalo, New York, the former dancer got her big break when Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field stopped her on the street of New York City to complement her outfit. Field picked up Hoffman’s samples and sold them in her shop, House of Field. Not long after, a loyal client base was formed.

In 2008, Mara Hoffman launched her first Swim collection, which was debuted as part of her Spring/Summer 2009 runway show during New York Fashion Week. Her Swim collection includes playful bikinis, sexy one-pieces, dashiki cover-ups, beach bags and casual dresses, all in Hoffman’s signature prints and bold colors. Hoffman’s colorful designs have garnered recognition among celebrities such as Katy Perry, Halle Berry, Megan Fox, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Drew Barrymore, Lauren Conrad and Eva Longoria Parker. Mara Hoffman is currently available through top retailers worldwide.


Toni Francesc studied in Instituto Catalán de la Moda from 1986 to 1988. After studying Toni created the Toni Francesc S.L. company, specialized in a young sophisticated woman, with an urban and natural style in his collections. Toni is an enterprising man who takes care of innovation and experimentation. Toni Francesc had collaborated with several TV and theatre Spanish shows designing their wardrobes.


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