So recently I found out about Nicola Alexandra Gardner and her fantastic brand nicci.n.
She is an Edinburgh born designer, so naturally as a lover of all things Edinburgh, I had to check her work out!
Quite simply, it is amazing!
So before I share with you pictures of this collection, here is the press release about it. Which describes it better than I ever could. This was done by Jadine Arnold who is another Edinburgh based blogger, and you should check her out here: http://jadinedesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Scottish Fashion Label, nicci.n. Announces the Highly Anticipated ‘Florabundance’ Collection
Emerging Scottish fashion label, nicci.n. are thrilled to announce the new Spring/Summer 14 collection, Florabundance. Nicci.n. is a unique and edgy womenswear label focusing on differentiation with an eye for printing techniques such as hand-painting and digital print.
‘Florabundance’ is the highly anticipated Spring/Summer 14 collection by nicci.n. The collection is inspired by the floral trend where silhouettes are ruffled and flared mixed with fabric manipulation and hand-dye techniques. Illustrated floral drawings are present which emphasise the Florabundance theme and an exciting colour palette of Lilac, Navy, Cream and Wine make the collection unique and original. Funky pieces such as leatherette cropped leggings, navy snakeprint midi-length dresses and hand-dyed pencil skirts own the collection which is all designed and made in Scotland.
The collection is available from the newly launched e-commerce website, http://www.niccin.com/ and prices range from between £35-£140
“Incorporating artistic features such as hand-dyeing and illustrative drawings gives the collection a real hand-made element. This makes the collection very distinctive and eye catching.” -Designer/Director – Nicola A Gardner
nicci.n. was created by Nicola Alexandra Gardner from Edinburgh and was founded in 2012. After graduating with a BA Honours Degree from Heriot-Watt University in 2009 and a Masters Degree in International Fashion Marketing in 2010 at the George Davies Centre for Retail Excellence, Nicola was awarded a Business Enterprise Award for her business plan. She then went on to exhibit at Graduate Fashion Week in London and gained invaluable work experience with other designers before launching the business.
Since launching the label, Nicola has collaborated with upmarket womenswear boutique, Meloosha and tartan design company, Sakura Scotland. Her collections have been well received by customers and press alike and have featured in numerous national and international magazines and newspapers.
Sounds good eh?
So here you go, the wonderful Florabundance range and links to where you can buy some of the pieces:
Left: SS 14/15 Lilac Dress With Ruffle Detail (My favourite!)
Right: SS 14/15 Lilac Floaty Top With Ruffle Detail
Right: SS 14/15 Lilac Ruffle Detail Mini Skirt
SS 14/15 Cream Leatherette Skirt With Hand Dyed Panels
SS 14/15 Cropped Ruby Top With White Binding
(Another favourite of mine. The way the colours and shapes work together is just beautiful)
So floaty and so totally up my street!
I hope like me you are now lusting after these amazing clothes. I can't wait to order something for myself! If you want to see more, be sure to check out the nicci.n. website here: http://www.niccin.com/
Till the next time!