What defines a closet staple? Is it a black dress? Is it an old pair of black leggings you just can not get rid of, because you can dress them up or down. What constitutes a closet staple? Often women say that their shopping requirements regardless of money must be versatile, long lasting, high quality, and useful to their daily schedule. Most fashion purchases that burn a hole in your wallet are well worth the investment if they can be used for daytime fashion and night time style.
Nicole Frank Clothing is the new convertible clothing line – high quality with basic styles and trendy pieces that can change an entire look during different seasons. Inspired by the idea of luxurious practicality, Nicole Frank Clothing is designed for the modern woman with a chic yet active lifestyle. Fabrics are all machine washable, stain repellant, moisture wicking and breathable, proving that you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.
Made in the USA with only quality and high-performance fabrics, this collection is intended to seamlessly transition your ensemble from day to night. The range is complete with a curated assortment of customizable and ready to wear jackets, pants, tops, dresses, skirts and jumpsuits that can be accompanied with luxe zip-ons comprised of silk, cashmere, fur and leather to provide endless opportunities to showcase your personal style.
Creative Director Nicole Frank, takes inspiration from the 1960’s and reimagines the designs with a modernized sophistication. The brand’s tagline, “The Wardrobe Evolution” represents the constant progression of women’s roles in society and the fashion that evolves with it. From the boardroom to a ballet recital, the Nicole Frank collection is versatile enough to adapt to a woman’s busy schedule.
This season is all about lavish textiles, architectural silhouettes, intricate details and sleek tailoring. Nicole Frank incorporated menswear fabrics like tweed and plaid to create a juxtaposition against the classic female silhouettes found throughout her collection.
Stand out pieces from the Fall/Winter 2017 assortment include the Fruzsina Top with a mock neck collar and ultra-chic removable shearling sleeve option, perfect for the office to date night.
The Helen Dress will be your closet staple this season, with its classic A-line silhouette and interchangeable sleeves and hemline.
The expertly tailored, figure flattering, Esther Jumpsuit upgrades any wardrobe and the structured Julie Jacket takes sporty style to a new level.
We sat down with Nicole to find out how this Fashion Forward designer came up with a timeless brand.
Q: Why did you want to start this line?
A: To make women’s lives easier, more versatile, and more comfortable while still looking fashionable.
Q: Who was your inspiration?
A: The simple aesthetic of the 1960s combined with the needs of the modern multitasking woman.
Q: What do you hope your consumer will take away from the brand, and how do you want to be perceived as a fashion line?
A: I want to be known for providing women with a high-quality practical comfortable fashion forward solution to their everyday lives. I want to help today’s woman by adapting to her busy lifestyle and having quality long lasting garments for their wardrobe.
Q: What 3 fashion lines (brands/lifestyle outlets) fit well with Nicole Frank?
A: Tamara Mellon. “Her message mirrors mine.”
Rebecca de Ravenel. “Fun of the moment pieces that transform a look.”
Jennifer Fisher “Unique and architectural. Delicate strength.”
Q: Do you feel that your price ranges are appropriate for your demographic and why?
A: Yes. My direct to consumer business model eliminates the middle man and I am able to offer my pieces at a more affordable price.
Q: What will we see next from Nicole Frank?
A: Fresh wearable colors that look good with everyone’s skin tone. Fabulous new styles that make you feel like wonder woman. Fun, flirty, luxurious zip-ons that take your outfit from day into night.
Q: Where are your fabrics from?
A: My main fabric is sourced from a BluSign approved factory in Switzerland while the zip-ons and knits are sourced from the US.
Q: What is the Nicole Frank Motto?
A: Empowering modern women to feel confident from coffee to cocktails.
Q: Who in Hollywood do you want to see wearing Nicole Frank?
A: Jessica alba. Gwyneth Paltrow. Lisa Vanderpump. Mila Kunis. Gal Gadot. Chrissy Teigen. Jennifer Garner. Sienna Miller. Nicole Kidman.
Q: What are the most purchased items and why?
A: The Esther jumpsuit because it’s an empowering piece of clothing. It’s a no-brainer. Easy to put on, where all day, go out at night, and still feel like a superhero. The Nicole blazer because it’s traditional but unlike anything you have in your closet. And with the interchangeable collar and sleeves it can become anything you want it to be.
Q: What makes this fashion line stand out among the competition?
A: It’s the embodiment of today’s woman. Strong, resilient, fearless, and hard-working. It’s totally unique in form and function and faces the challenge of today’s woman leader.
Q: If you had to have a brand collaboration with a celebrity who would it be?
A: Gal Gadot. The new wonder woman who made the superhero come alive.
Q: Where do you shop in LA, Nicole?
A: Intermix, Elyse Walker, Neiman Marcus, Ralph Lauren, What Goes Around Comes Around.
Q: What do you get dressed up for in LA?
A: I love dressing up, so any occasion is a reason to play dress up. I enjoy the entire process of getting dressed up every day. In LA, I attend a lot of parties, charity events, dinners, and extraordinary events. I love a confident feminine look. I love wearing flattering, figure-hugging clothes, doing my makeup, accessorizing with jewelry, high heels, and fabulous purses.
Q: What would you describe LA fashion to be in 5 words?
A: Confident. Wild. Unique. Artistic. Inspiring.
Q: If you were stylings a 20-year-old in NF what piece would you choose?
A: The Esther jumpsuit. Easy, fun, and sexy.
Q: If you were stylings a 30-year-old in NF what piece would you choose?
A: The Stephanie Pant. Great fit, On-trend, Low-maintenance.
Q: If you were stylings a 40-year-old in NF what piece would you choose?
A: The Nicole Jacket. An update to her traditional blazer. 1 jacket, 100 ways to wear it.
Q: If you were stylings a 50-year-old in NF what piece would you choose?
A: Julie Jacket. Stylish, Versatile, a go-to everyday piece