Nicole Fossataro’s fashion career started over 20 years ago, first working in her cousin’s design studio in Italy and then for top Italian Brands like Byblos, Les Copains and Anna Molinari.
After 2 years, Max Mara hired her as an Assistant Designer, where she learnt about quality, elegance and craftsmanship. Four years later, Nicole moved to NYC and worked for DKNY. Then she decided to go to London to strengthen her skills in textile design and pattern making, when she at the same time freelanced for C&A in Dusseldorf and Zara in Spain.
In 2000, she moved back to New York and worked for Ann Taylor, Nautica, Sears and Wal-Mart. Her career has been incredibly varied by choice, from the high end to the mass market. All these different experiences motivated her to start her own collection in 2010. This is her biggest commitment and she strives to create a collection, casual with vintage details and industrial lines.
Her collection and company reflects her journey through her profession and life, which is never still but shifts and evolves, delivering a tangible sense of quality and efforts.
By Shari Hershon, Fashion Writer.