Fort Worth born and TCU Graduate, Nicholas Clements-Lindsey, is making Fort Worth proud!

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 11th, Nicholas is headlining at New York Fashion Week. Nicholas isn’t your average fashion designer. In fact, he will be making history this weekend as the youngest black designer to show at NYFW. His show will be presented in 3D theatrical format streamed around the world on YouTube and The 3D show is the first of its kind for NYFW and will reach over 300 people in attendance, including press and celebrities. We wish him the best of luck!

He is a designer that sees design "Outside of the box". Even his ascent into fashion is an avant-garde story. Nicholas was raised around the arts and athletics. At 4, Nicholas started to learn Ballet in Mannheim, Germany.

At 6, Nicholas was proficient in piano and voice. Through high school and college, he played clarinet and performed in concert halls for Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Fort Worth Symphony.

Nicholas continued his education at Texas Christian University as a quadruple major. Amidst studying communication, marketing, ad/pr and arts administration he spent a summer abroad at the Universita di Perugia in Italia. During the stay, he saw the summer preview of Chanel and it ignited his passion for design. Nicholas returned to Texas and began focusing on fashion design.

He was immediately recognized for his classic-chic aesthetic, and was asked to present at the Pin Show, showcasing the best designers of Texas. Nicholas presented as the top student fashion designer.

After graduating TCU, Nicholas moved to Los Angeles and established NCL Couture. Soon after, in October 2009, Nicholas presented his Spring/Summer 2010 collection in Los Angeles Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios. Nicholas received praise from numerous publications and networks, including Apparel News and E! Entertainment. Nicholas is currently designing for the Golden Globes and Academy Awards.

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