The first time we met Nikki Chasin was at a tradeshow in New York City. Her collection’s bold prints, structured sheen and offbeat textures, stopped us in our tracks and we had to know more. Nikki was born in Miami, graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2012 and, rather than following in her classmate’s footsteps into the studios of already established labels, she forged her own path and started her own. The success of her graduate collection spurred her on to create her own namesake label combining classic sportswear, playful textiles and thoughtful details. Just over a year in and she made it into the Racked Young Guns Class of 2014 — a major coup for rising design stars. The best thing about story is that she also happens to be a pretty rad human.