As a college student, it probably won't be often that you'll be lucky enough to be able to splurge on the newest designer gear, but sometimes, it just may be worth it. But if I can't convince you, maybe this success story will.
Fashionisto Nicholas Salloum, took his talents in art and his love for a good party and created a line of clothing to fit his personal style. Instead of resting on his laurels, Nick merged the underground party scene of Montreal with the casual style of its native inhabitants, and came up with newly launched NIQ fashion; a line of streetwear for guys and girls.
Drawing inspiration primarily from music and the hipster trend, Nick's designs are perfect for the club rats who are more concerned with being comfortable and having a great time than having the newest or most expensive duds.
What I love the most about Nick's line is that he took the initiative to create the clothing that he wanted to wear instead of waiting for Fashionistas like myself to tell him what would work. Designing a line aside, any Fashionisto can create his own style if he has a clear sense of what he likes, what makes him comfortable and how he wants to be portrayed.
The Fashionisto pictured is another example of Designer fashion that should be indulged in. Here he is wearing a shirt created by veteran local designer Robert Young of The Cloth.
Nick's label is currently based out of Trinidad and Tobago, so if you're looking for something closer to home, try pairing any of these graphic tees with your favourite pair of jeans. While you're at it, I can't think of a single Fashionisto wouldn't love this fantastic pair of Adidas.
Hint: Don't forget to complete your look with some retro fashion shades. And maybe a signature hat? (and P.S. NIQ fashion hasn't forgotten the Fashionistas!)