Nycole is a menswear brand founded by Tânia Nicole. Based in Porto, the brand is inspired by the streetwear universe and details from sportswear and classic men's clothing.
Tânia Nicole began her training in fashion at Escola de Moda de Lisboa. She moved to Oporto to attend a degree in fashion design at ESAD Matosinhos and later a master's degree in Product-Fashion.
In March of 2015, she presents for the first time her collection at Sangue Novo, ModaLisboa’s Young Designer Competition, where she won the FashionClash prize. She was invited to present her collection in Maastricht, in the Netherlands.
She worked at a luxury fashion agency where she tracked the development of samples for brands such as Ralph Lauren, Coach or AMI.
Currently, she presents her collections at Portugal Fashion.
The starting point of the collection was the techno / minimal album titled "Persona" by DJ Rival Consoles. The album personifies the exploration of the persona, the difference between how we see ourselves and how others see us. At a time when we suffer with the absence of emotional links of the digital devices, this album personifies the search of our own identity.
In contradiction to the loss of physical contact resulting from the digital age, the collection is also influenced by the universe of football, a sport that symbolizes multiculturalism, the collective spirit and unity among people.