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Nicholas K is a New York based design company, founded in January of 2003 by
siblings Nicholas and Christopher Kunz. Nicholas K was conceptualized with the intent of providing sophisticated customers with modern classics to become wardrobe staples.
Incorporating traditional quality and design with modern refinements and a downtown edge, Nicholas K offers items across the full women’s RTW product range as well as accessories and
a menswear line that launched for Fall 2006.
The first collection for Fall 2003 was extremely well received and sold through 35 of the top women’s specialty boutiques across the U.S. and Japan. Demand for Nicholas K continues to
Nicholas L Kunz
Cofounder and creative director, Nicholas L Kunz attended FIT in New York and the Polimoda School of Design, in Florence. Upon her return to the U.S. Nicholas took a position with DKNY and later joined the founding team of Coach Men’s sportswear. Over the next 8 years Nicholas worked with other design companies including Nautica, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hillfiger and Polo,
operating in primary positions and overseeing the design and coordination of five new labels.
Immediately prior to founding Nicholas K, Nicholas worked as a full-time consultant for Calvin Klein (CK women’s outerwear collection and US and European jeans). Unlike most designers,
Nicholas’ experience from working with large multinational corporations afforded her a broad and thorough understanding of all consumer segments.
Christopher L Kunz
The corporate operations of Nicholas K are overseen by cofounder Christopher L Kunz, who graduated with an MBA, summa cum laude from the Eller Graduate School of Management in
Marketing and Finance, and with a BS majoring in both Biochemistry and Molecular Cellular Biology.
Prior to Nicholas K, Christopher worked with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, providing his expertise to early stage companies, guiding them on all aspects of operations from competitive marketing analysis to strategic positioning. Christopher’s previous experience in the fashion industry ranges from runway to retail, working with companies such as Polo Ralph Lauren.