Nicole Chen



Rooted in California with a Chinese background, Nicole’s upbringing between two worlds fuels a sense of displacement, spurring a deep exploration of complex, elusive emotions. Drawn to contradictions and ambiguity, her work reflects an interweaving of disparate feelings into harmonious ensembles. Through her fabrications, silhouettes, and constructions, every detail echoes her own blend of identities–soft yet strong, nostalgic yet forward-thinking. To narrate the intricacies in life, both literal and symbolic meanings run through each unique piece. In the end, Nicole seeks to craft garments as visual expressions of emotional complexities. Rejecting a singular style, she celebrate diversity. And through fashion, she hopes to foster acceptance and courage, encouraging individuality and authenticity.