What made you decide to start your label?
Growing up in The Netherlands, I was drawn to the word of fashion from a very young age. I started out as an actress, with roles in several movies, comedies too and got to host a daily life show for MTV Networks. Later on, I worked on live shows and programs, as a host for RTL. Fashion was always visible in my veins and when I was asked to be the leading lady of a TV program called Best Fashion Designer, I knew my dream of starting my own label would come true pretty soon. This dream became a reality in 2011.
Who or what are your fashion muses?
The title of Fashion Icon is oft overused (or misused), but when it comes to Kate Moss, the hype proves to be true. I really like her eccentric style, from the biker outerwear to the slinky dresses. She may be a rocker-chick at heart, but she also does grown-up glamour with ease. And that’s exactly what the NIKKIE collection is about!
What is your favourite item from this collection?
The collection is composed of essentials you can wear all year round, just like the Leather Pencil Skirt. For a business look, I match a Pencil Skirt and a classic top with Pointed-toe Pumps and if I’m in an edgy mood, I opt for a short skirt, a statement T and biker boots. The statement T-shirts and sweaters are our favorite sports-meets-street staples. You can easily dress them up with a Pencil Skirt and heels, or even go casual-chic with jeans.
What’s next for the label?
The main plans – besides our current stores in Europe – include opening new NIKKIE Brand Stores in Singapore, China, Japan, Australia and the USA.