Today, we are introducing you to "Nic Hyl"
Share info about you, where you are from originally and where you are now, and what you do?
I’m from Florida but currently live in NYC. I’m a fashion designer, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend. I design and manufacture premium women’s swimwear and resort wear in America with a focus on enhancing the natural beauty of the people who wear my pieces.
I also recently started a program named Nic Hyl Fashion University, to help new fashion designers, brand owners and emerging fashion professionals how to master their product development and production in as little as 30 days.
What have you overcome? Share a little about your topic.
I’ve overcome racism, sexism, building a brand when all of the odds were against me, self doubt, betrayal, the loss of my mother and I’m currently battling breast cancer.
How did you know you needed to change?
Change is inevitable as we go through life. I’m very intuitive and for me this was a very natural part of life. Something that I knew would happen whether I embraced it or fought it. The real question is how difficult do we want to make this inevitable act for ourselves. Embracing it makes it so much easier.
What steps did you take to implement change?
Because I view change as a natural act that all humans go through, I paid attention to the type of change that was naturally evolving in my life. From there, I did things to help make that change easier for me. So for example, if I notice that I don’t have as much energy as I used to, I may take vitamins, go to bed earlier, focus on doing things in my life that give me energy and focus on the things in my life that unnecessarily consume my energy.
What encouraging words can you leave for the readers?
Life doesn’t just happen to us. We have the power to make it be what we want it to be. If your life is headed in a direction that doesn’t serve you, do something to change it. You have the right to live life on your terms.
What is your favorite quote?
“Live Beautifully”- Nic Hyl
Provide the best ways to contact you.
Web (brand): www.nichyl.com
Web (courses): www.nichylfashionuniversity.com
Nic Hyl (pronounced Nick Hill) is the founder and creative director of New York’s emerging and award winning swimwear, clothing and activewear brand, Nic Hyl Clothing. As a lover of travel, fitness, fashion and having previously worked in the fashion industry for brands including Norma Kamali and Ralph Lauren, Nic has taken her experience, love of fashion, Jamaican roots, and Florida upbringing to create a brand inspired by her love of quality fashion and a vacation inspired lifestyle.
After graduating with a BS in Psychology from The University of Central Florida, Nic changed her mind in career and pursued fashion design. Graduating with honors from The American Intercontinental University with a BFA in Fashion Design, and starting her apprenticeship in NYC with Norma Kamali a few short months later.
“It’s the beauty of fashion that I see on a daily basis on New York City streets coupled with my Florida roots, fashionable female role models in my family, and my Jamaican culture that has inspired me to create a swimwear and lifestyle brand, so that fashionable women can translate their personal style to the beach, pool or wherever their lives take them. My goal is to celebrate a wider definition of beauty for every body, everywhere; one uniquely beautiful garment at a time.” – Nic Hyl.
As part of her commitment to creating quality garments, ending fast fashion and helping others, Nic has also created a program showing emerging fashion designers, brand owners and fashion professionals how to solve their problems with PD, production and commercial garment manufacturing under her course program, Nic Hyl Fashion University.
Currently, Nic is working on wholesale, ready-to-wear styles, and building Nic Hyl Fashion University. When Nic isn’t building her fashion brands, she can be found spending time with her family.
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