I am Nicola Filice, a Toronto-based, Canadian fashion designer and creator of the fashion line FILICE nicfil.
In 2017, my first collection was featured in Mass Exodus, Ryerson University’s annual fashion show. Before I even knew what high school I wanted to attend, I had goals to pursue fashion design at Ryerson University’s School of Fashion. There I attended the School of Journalism, where I completed my first year of the program. Journalism helped me discover that fashion was my true passion and my ultimate goal for my career. Fortunately, the next year I was accepted into The School of Fashion, where I learned how to channel my crazy ideas. In my final year, I created the collection, Body, by FILICE.
My collection, Body was inspired by the rose. The shape of the flower was used as a tool to mimic the shapes we see in different body types. The collection exaggerates silhouettes different from traditional evening-wear. Body is centered around the delicate beauty of elegance and challenges the normality of single-pieced evening-wear gowns.
After my first collection, I dabbled in Custom Design in search of a niche I could fit into. It is where I discovered the restraints and limits of Custom Design. This is where I resonated that designers are creators. They tell the audience what to admire. My ambition is to be a designer who continues to creates elaborate designs that are aesthetically pleasing. In the future, I hope to see my brand accentuating all body types while artistically redefining shape.
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