Milliner Nicki Marquardt has been designing and manufacturing headdress for women and men for over 20 years. When Nicki Marquardt opened her first shop and atelier in Munich in 1998, her headdress creations quickly became an insiders’ tip. Today, the popular designer creates two prêt-à-porter collections each year which she presents on important accessory fairs in spring and autumn, such as the Première Classe Tuileries in Paris. Her collections are sold in selected galleries, fashion stores and concept stores in Tokyo, New York, Paris and London, to name but a few.
Nicki Marquardt’s prêt-à-porter collections and haute-couture models are ideas which have taken shape, impressing with their unconventional use of form and a careful selection of materials. Signature style as well as shapes and expressions play with classic headdress interpretations and reflect sculptural avant-garde. At her atelier in Munich, modern hats are created which adapt to the life of their respective wearer.
Apart from her own collections, Nicki Marquardt also manufactures exclusive collections for international fashion companies. The traditional firm Roeckl and the fashion store Loden-Frey count among her customers. The creativity and craft skills of Nicki Marquardt are also in demand beyond the classic fashion scene. Her creations can be seen at international trade fairs and top-flight events as well as in films, commercials and on stage.
The artistic work of Nicki Marquardt is driven by an unrestrained exploration of forms and materials which are pushed to their limits, the use of craft skills and the balancing act between craft and art. She has received many awards, including the Bavarian “Kunstförderpreis” (Award for the Promotion of Art) in 2008 and recently the red dot design award 2012 for her foldable hat collection. Nicki Marquardt is regularly invited to national and international exhibitions.
Nicki Marquardt Munich couture blends a sense for the exceptional with a sensibility for materials and masterly craftmanship to produce exclusive fashions for the head.
Each individual item is one of a kind and made in the Nicki Marquardt studio in Munich; each individual item is unique and distinctive.
Couture objects from Nicki Marquardt Munich are ideas turned into reality. The handwriting, shape and expression of these creations play with interpretations of classic hats and reflect the sculptural avant-garde.
Freely evolving shapes, exploring and experimenting with materials and an artisanal finesse, creating a symbiosis between handicraft and art, provide the impetus for Nicki Marquardt’s creative designs.