Neda Niquie

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6 May 2011

Neda Niquie


I don’t see “fashion” as a cliché, but rather as a unique form of art: It’s a way to translate my feelings, vision and idea of beauty. It is a dream that I try to achieve, live and share.

My tools are my pens, papers, needles and fabrics that give life to my fantasies. Not everything I design is always wearable, but that’s not a concern in my conceptual work. Niquie concept garments are not mass-produced but created to be one of a kind. The philosophy is about being unique, minimal, sleek and urban-chic with a twist of classic and modern outlines. Every piece has a matching personality and character. It is a canvas for you to express your message about your lifestyle and taste on your body.

Niquie Concept was born in the summer of 2006 while I took a brief break from studying fashion design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Since then, Niquie has been a platform for artistic satisfaction.

Nothing inspires me like… 

Modern art, architecture and cinema.

NEDA NIQUIE model wearing black and white shirt dress with full skirt

I hope… 

People find inner peace soon and appreciate what they have left in this world.

Cultural influences… 

Always fascinate me; they are my raison d'être today. I was born in one country, raised in another and have lived in several countries, constantly getting exposed to different cultures and lifestyles.

I got where I am... 

There is nothing to brag about; I am still walking up my hill. But I must add that I never have doubts about my passion and love for art. I never stop working and always have faith in karma.

Fashion can sometimes... 

Be cliché and tiring.

Money makes… 

Me uneasy. I'm not a big fan of talking money and can’t stand people who measure success by the size of their bank accounts.

Did you know… 

When I was a kid, I believed I had super powers; I used to climb trees with a cape on and I kept repeating to myself “just focus enough and you will fly”, and during every jump I thought I was about to fly, but wasn’t concentrated enough. I also had several attempts trying to bend a spoon and moving stuff around.

Love now because… 

Everything you put out there is like a boomerang that will hit you sooner or later.

Creativity comes from… 

The vision behind the creativity glass. It’s not what you see, but how you see it.

NEDA NIQUIE model wearing white dress with full skirt

I believe… 

Displacing people into different countries for a while would stop anger and self-pity.

I wouldn't pay for… 

Flag-like logos on anything.

I'm an emotional retard... 

Anything can make me cry; from seeing a puppy in a pet shop or a surprise victory of an underdog.

My first crush... 

Was a child star from the 80s. Many years later I came across him in NYC and realised that he was gay. Oh well, at least I support gay marriage.

My mum... 

Used to give me fabrics, trims and dolls to keep me occupied for hours.

I tried to live... 

On the edge and live fearlessly, but in time I learned that “being an anarchist” doesn’t require screaming and showing the world that you are different. There are many ways to convey your message gracefully.

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