R. J. Zhou
How would you define your collection? Describe the Nikky man.
The three Q’s – (Quality Quality Quality), an abundance of color and, of course, comfort. The collection portrays a lifestyle that is at once comprised of quality, whimsicality, and a point of view. The Nikky man is confident, stylish, adventurous, elegant, and is not shy to express himself.
Which “must-have” item from your Spring/Summer 2013 collection will instantly update a man’s wardrobe?
A “must-have” is the cashmere-silk royal blue DB blazer with cream-colored Mother of Pearl buttons.
From where do you draw inspiration?
Inspiration comes from the desire to succeed, the smile of a beautiful woman and joy in a child’s eyes.
What do you consider to be the world’s best fashion city for men and why?
New York for its sartorial excellence, Capri for understated elegance, and Monte Carlo for international WOW!
How do you personally stay up-to-date with fashion?
I own my own factories and I have access to the most beautiful fabrics. When I feel inspired, I create!
How do you spend your nights in Las Vegas after a long show day?
“Quo fit in Quo manet in Quo.”
If you were not a designer or principal of this brand, what would you be doing?
I don’t think that I am qualified to do anything else, but in a perfect world, I would have the privilege of establishing an orphanage that would help and educate the unfortunate children of the world so they have a chance in life.