History of the designer
Studio Nicholson was founded in 2010 by Nick Wakeman. With 20+ years of experience in the design industry, Wakeman was determined to launch a brand that utilised the skills she’d honed in the 1990s, during her graduate studies in Textile Design at the Chelsea School of Art.
A natural disrupter, Wakeman is known for pushing the parameters of textile possibilities. Speaking about her disregard for the status quo, she explains, “For me, there’s no question – it’s always fabric first. I’m not driven by the traditional fashion industry, merchandising-lead model, where range planning dictates what I design. Tactility and structure inform the end result; I create shapes according to how a cloth behaves, because after all, everything we wear is an engineered product – the raw materials must fit the end purpose.”
Drawing inspiration from Japanese architecture, interiors, grunge music, 1990s sub-culture and geological landscapes, she creates adaptable, elegant and truly functional pieces that form the basis of the ultimate modular wardrobe.
Linen/Flax | Linen/Flax 64%, Viscose 36%
Estimated between 02/10/2023 and 03/10/2023