THE PERSON -Creative at heart, passionate by trade. Ever since Nik was a little girl growing up in Brooklyn, NY, her happy place has always been an escape to her creative outlets. This is where she excelled and thrived: in fashion, dance and cosmetology. Nik recalls many childhood memories being creative, from building pilgrims out of clay to exploring nature with her late mother. She also learned the importance of appearance and dressing to the "T" from her late Guyanese grandmother, who never left the house without lipstick nor being dressed like the outdoors was her runway, even if it was just a trip to the grocery store. Definitely something Nik took after—minus the lipstick (lol)!!
THE CAREER -A young designer who got her start in 1998. Nik dove in head first after a major break in 2002 when she was introduced to the Dipset Family. That’s when she discovered that wardrobe styling actually existed as a career. Her determination, dedication, hard work, and eagerness to learn afforded her a plethora of amazing opportunities to work with many greats along the way, like world renowned photographers: Albert Watson, Vikram Pathak, Dennis Leupold; artists: Cardi B, Estelle,TI, Nicki Minaj, Rotimi, Dave East; athletes - Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy Butler, Demariyus Thomas, Matt Harvey; film: LaChanze, Terri J. Vaughn,Tara Wallace - to name a few. While Nik was building her foundation as a well rounded stylist, designing cooled on the back burner for years. Opportunities to design only surfaced for clients out of necessity, and it didn't go much further than that. Nik decided to return to her roots 22 year later by launching N.E.W by Nik Woodz in 2020.
New by Nik Video Launch | 2020