Bold, smart, adventurous and right to the point.
Nikki Poulos grew up in the Australian Outback on a 54,000 acre cattle ranch. With no electricity and no television, Nikki created her world from the sights and sounds of the Outback. The beauty of nature became her canvas.
Always entrepreneurial, Nikki started her first business 'ecobaby' soon after leaving school. 'ecobaby' was one of the first eco-friendly baby clothing lines in Australia and rose to meteoric success Australia-wide. After a fierce five years of selling across major departments stores (David Jones, Myer, Daimaru) and in over 50 retail stores, Nikki sold the company. Determined to expand her education, she returned to university where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Tropical Marine Biology. Additionally Nikki received a scholarship to further her studies in the USA. She enjoyed her work in marine research and coral reef conservation, but the lure of being the master of her own destiny and creativity, drew her back to the fashion world.
Her eponymous clothing line ‘nikki poulos’ reflects her love of vintage-inspired styles, graphic prints and bold colors. Nikki became well-known for her custom-designed prints that made her brand a household name. Her designs have been featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Elle, Lucky, Fitness, WWD, Forbes and Rolling Stone magazines, to name a few. Nikki has shown her collections at New York Fashion Week and was a featured guest designer on the TV show Next Top Model (Benelux/Europe). However, her big opportunity came as a design contestant on the American NBC prime time TV show “Fashion Star” which aired in 70 countries worldwide placing her firmly in front of a global audience. Nikki didn't win the competition, but as a runner up she feels she was the winner, as her designs were an instant hit, selling out within minutes. This was the moment she was waiting for as it launched her ‘nikki by nikki poulos’ brand on teleshopping networks worldwide. Her sales figures broke records and her star rose as she expanded her brand on televisions across the USA (HSN), France (M6Boutique), Germany (QVC) and Australia (TVSN).
Most recently Nikki created her capsule brand 'groovy supernova' www.groovysupernova.com born of a desire to design unique pieces for herself comprising fashion-forward swim, surf and street wear. Nikki defines 'groovy supernova' as hip stuff for groovy people and hopes that you will shine as the brightest star in the street or on the waves in one of her creations.
Nikki continues to explore her creativity and entrepreneurialism. She decided to expand on her prints (literally) by painting them as murals. She started by painting her own house in Byron Bay, then a beachfront bungalow in her favorite Mexican surf spot, a mid-century modern house in Miami Florida, and most recently Papua New Guinea where she painted a bamboo hut at a wildly remote surf camp. With upcoming commissions to paint murals in Byron Bay and Brazil, stay tuned for more beautiful walls in your world! Nikki's aim is to paint a flower mural everywhere she travels; to promote global goodwill and peace, and to create art that she hopes will become synonymous with happiness and the name 'nikki poulos' If you have a wall you would like Nikki to paint please reach out to email@example.com or submit the form below
Nikki started surfing a few years ago and has been pursuing this passion in addition to designing. She continues to seek inspiration on her global surfing adventures; traveling to exotic places, meeting interesting people, tasting new foods, scouring vintage markets for one of a kind treasures, and feeling the warmth of the sun and the salty goodness of the ocean on her skin. She hopes when you wear one of her beautiful pieces or see her flower murals, you will feel the same passion and excitement that she feels when following her dreams...