MEET the Ipswich trend designer pioneering the lads's trend trade one felt fedora at a time.
Nikke Horrigan made the transition from underground coal miner to menswear designer greater than a yr in the past and he is making ready to signify the area on the iconic Ekka Pure Fibres Parade in August.
The annual Ekka fixture celebrates Queensland-grown wool and cotton, alongside with trend favourites together with leather-based, bamboo and silk. The parades pays homage to all issues pure with their 'Again to Nature' theme.
Nikke is considered one of 4 regional designers chosen to showcase his assortment on the runway.
Nikke Horrigan the label is all about distressed denim, frayed hemlines and the minimalist relaxed aesthetic - parts he is relying on in his runway assortment.
"I have been invited to take part on this yr's Ekka trend present which is predicated round pure fibres so I used to be fairly stoked about that," he mentioned.
"I have been targeted on doing my assortment for it, my linens have been fairly fashionable, so I am actually targeted on pushing that.
"It is going to be my first trend present so I need to make it stick so in saying that I am not anxious what the opposite designers are doing or who they're as a result of I do not assume I have to know. I am simply going to deal with me as a result of that is how I obtained to the place I'm.
"I am sticking with pure fibres, so my hero piece is linen and denim. They are going to be my key items and clearly the fedora hat too."
Nikke mentioned he began the label as means to profit from his creativity and stay true to his ardour.
He mentioned it was course of which got here with loads of studying curves and life classes alongside the way in which.
"It is a loopy feeling as a result of there are moments after I get on a extremely large excessive with the label after which there are moments that individuals do not see and I get a psychological block. I get a lot on my plate I ponder if I can deal with it so I simply store a couple of bits down at a time and step by step construct as much as every thing," he mentioned.
"I am actually targeted one step at a time to get to this subsequent factor, the style present, that is the subsequent large factor."
In regards to the Ekka Pure Fibres Parades
The Pure Fibres Style Parades will characteristic a line-up of 27 ladies's and menswear designers from throughout Queensland deciphering pure fibres of cotton, wool, silk and leather-based in 30 exhibits over the 10 days of the 140th anniversary Ekka.
Honouring the farming and provide chain hyperlinks between Queensland grown pure fibres and runway trend, the designers will showcase clothes throughout classes together with daywear, racing/event, regional designers and the ever-fashionable formal/bridal phase.