About this project
NIKI P London is a luxury womenswear brand, creating wearable art to enchant and inspire.
"Niki’s designs are magical, she brings nature to life. If you listen carefully you can hear the birds sing and smell the flowers!” Julia Johnson, Pickwick Papers
“I’m a sucker for activewear which combine both style and substance - and my NIKI P leggings do exactly that.” Lucy, The Fashion Fitness Foodie
"Niki...who is a talented artist spreads happiness through her creativity (her work is honestly insane)...her snazzy leggings are seriously amazing quality!" Simone, Eltoria
I have created a luxury ready-to-wear brand by designing wearable art to enchant & inspire. My mission is to inject colour and happiness into the world with beautifully unique products and hand crafted designs.
I begin on paper by hand illustrating sketches. I love spending time on getting each print to tell a story which excites you. Inspired by travel and the natural beauty around us, I take details we sometimes miss and celebrate them in my designs as something you get to love and enjoy everyday.
Working alongside top craftsman, I have developed my first collection Reasons to Smile. I have transferred everything I have learnt from my customers love of my silk scarf collections to develop beautiful clothes to invest in, that you feel both comfortable and confident wearing.
The collection is now ready, and I need your help to launch its production.
I have designed the pieces for 'Reasons To Smile' with three main principles in mind:
With a passion for well-being, my vision is to create a luxury feel good-brand by designing wearable art that never goes out of fashion. They are beautiful clothes to invest in, that have a great impact whenever worn and are designed to make you feel special, comfortable and confident.
With the modern woman in mind, I have carefully designed these pieces to be versatile, enabling you to dress them up or down. So if you are rushing from one place to the next, just grab your kimono and you are good to go!
Custard Apple Tree kimono modelled by the gorgeous Lorena.
I will always be at the heart of every piece by personally hand sketching each design. This is to ensure it is both captivating but also epitomises the ethos behind my luxury feel-good label. The first range to be launched is made up of my botanical and wildlife prints carefully designed to be timeless, appealing to a variety of tastes.
Flamingo dress modelled by the gorgeous Lorena.
Because elegance comes with simplicity, I design these pieces to enhance womans bodies with minimal cuts for long busy days. The ready-to-wear collection can be dressed up with heels or down with jeans, but either way you will always feel special.
Check out our instagram for more inspiration: @NIKIPdesign
Water Buffalo hand illustrated kimono
Merging the line between art, fashion and fitness, my wearable art fitness leggings can be worn for running, yoga, exercise classes or simply styled as everyday clothing designed to make you feel confident. The leggings are manufactured from highly durable, breathable and elastane fabric, which support the body in movement whilst looking and feeling incredible against the skin.
Modelled by the lovely Simone at Eltoria Secrets.
I have thought of some exciting and exclusive rewards for you which you can check out below. With your help we can bring the collection to life!
Thank you for your support.
Work one-to-one with me to design your own wearable artwork - £500
An invitation to the studio to work one-to-one with me. I will bring your story to life by hand illustrating your ideas to design your own wearable artwork.
The piece will be named after you and featured in the new collection on a garment of your choice which you will get to keep.
Here's an idea using our monkey artwork. Beautiful!
Work one-to-one with me to design a bespoke tattoo.
Small (e.g calf or shoulder blade) £65
Large (e.g thigh or chest) £150
Whether it's an idea you have or using one of my current illustrations we can work together to create a unique tattoo especially for you. No two will be the same. Any requests please feel free to contact me with your ideas. Can't wait to hear from you!
Wearable art leggings - designed for function - styled for fashion
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - £45/ STANDARD - £55
Fusing art, fashion and function. I have designed these fitness leggings proving fashion and fitness can go hand in hand.
They can be worn for running, yoga, exercise classes or simply styled as everyday clothing. Join me in my mission to inject a splash of colour and excitement into being active! Manufactured from highly durable, breathable and elastane fabric which supports the body in movement, whilst looking and feeling incredible against the skin.
Purple floral design is available in both full length legging and capri.
It's all about the details.
Learn what makes your NIKI P London leggings awesome...
I have created the jungle leggings as a kickstarted special. There will only ever be 10 pairs made and we want you to be the first to wear them! Exclusive to NIKI P London.
LIMITED EDITION - £80
Modelled by me, yikes! Who'd have thought I used to have a camera phobia!
Style 1: Floral leggings available in both full length and capri
Style 2 (left): Butterfly leggings available in full length
Style 3 (right): Limited addition jungle leggings available in full length
Available in size small, medium and large.
Small 8-10, Medium 12-14, Large 14-16
We suggest if you are in between sizes and a runner go with small, but if you are wearing them more for fashion or yoga go with medium.
You will be sent a style and size guide once campaign is complete.
Hand crafted from 100% Silk - please note all silk dresses come with a matching belt.
Kickstarter special £120 - (retail £180)
These gorgeous wearable art silk dresses feature my hand illustrated flamingo and botanical prints. Add colour to your wardrobe with timeless style. I have designed these pieces with the modern woman in mind with endless styling options.
Modelled by the gorgeous Lorena.
Style 1 (left): Floral dress
Style 2 (right): Flamingo dress
Please note: both dresses finish at the knee.
Hand crafted from 100% Silk - please note all kimonos come with a matching belt.
Kickstarter special - £160 (retail £220)
These gorgeous silk wearable art kimonos feature my hand illustrated artworks inspired by my travels in Vietnam.
The flow and softness of the silk fabric against your skin feels incredible. They can easily be dressed up or down, or worn in or out of the home but always feeling special.
Flamingo kimono - Featuring the gorgeous flamingo design.
Custard Apple kimono modelled by the gorgeous Lorena.
Hand painted purple flower and dragonfly kimono.
Flamingo and botanics kimono.
Water Buffalo kimono.
Our gorgeous hand illustrated bugs skinny silk scarf.
£49 - free delivery on UK pledge
To all those men out there - be one of the first to look suave in a NIKI P London luxury pocket square!
Iv'e had some requests for my artworks on silk pocket squares so Iv'e decided to release an exciting new reward - design your own luxury pocket square. Take inspiration from one of our current artworks (full collection found at www.nikip.co.uk) and let me bring your ideas to life!
Once the campaign is funded I will send you info on style and design. Here's some examples of our artworks... enjoy!
Bugs and Botanics Blue
Mr Fox Grey
Mr Fox Green
Bugs and Botanics Purple
Pineapples and Lizards Pink
Pineapples and Lizards Red
Individually signed by me for all those owl lovers, printed onto deluxe fine art card.
A3 size, 29.7 x 42cm, fits any standard A3 frame. (NB: Frame not included)
Commission me to design and hand illustrate you an original silk wall art. Completely one-of-a-kind and unique to you.
I would love to work with you to create something truly special, made to last a lifetime and more.
Maximum size 1.4m x 1.4m
100% Silk Art - £5000
Check out more info at http://nikip.co.uk/commission-award-winning-artist-help-bring-collection-life/
Behind the £17,500 - This is the absolute bare minimum needed to make the collection reality.
I know some of you might think this seems a lot but it all adds up. Here's a breakdown of where the funding will be going.
Apparently (call me crazy) I've decided to pick a career in one of the most competitive industries out there (yes I am crazy). But, those who know me, also know how utterly determined and driven I am. I have an unbelievable amount of passion for what I do. That passion to create something beautiful that makes you feel special. It gives me so much pleasure to know I can make a difference to someones life through my art. And that is what keeps me going everyday.
But how do I get noticed in this competitive industry? I put myself out there and start a crowd-funding campaign that has kept working 20 hour days for I can't remember how long (yep that's it, I am officially crazy!) So here I am...
Firstly, I would like to showcase at Pure trade show in February to help attract retailers with my ready-to-wear collection 'Reasons to Smile.' I want to have a stand full of beautiful, wearable art clothes that scream look at me, NIKI P London is here!!!
But to do this, the stand alone costs £5,500 (Yep, thats correct! £5,500!) And that's not even including the materials for the stand. How can a small designer like me afford that? (Well, hopefully with your help!)
That's where a big lump sum of the funding is going & here's where the rest would be heading.
Niki Pearson - Niki Graduated from the prestigious Ravensbourne Univeristy with a BA(hons) in fashion textiles, specialising in womenswear. She received a number of awards during her studies - including 1st prize in Europe for Emerging Print Designer by Stylesight - a renowned global trend forecasting company. She began trading at Greenwich market just over a year ago and is now ready to launch her first range entitled Reasons To Smile.
Check out the leggings! Not boasting, but I mean seriously, how cool are they!?
Special thanks to:
Marcin Bilski media and his professional talents for producing the film and collaborating with Londo Sound.
Marcin Bilski Media: Camera operator, editor and film maker http://www.marcin-bilski.com
Londo Sound: Professional Sound Services - http://www.londosound.com
David Christopher Photography for his photography talents and support in me and my brand - http://davidchristopher-photography.co.uk
Lorena Savvidou - our inspiring model.
All my friends and loved one's who have supported me in many different ways, including working with me on those 20hour days!
And thank you to all of you, my backers, who believe and love what I do. I want to give back to the world by creating beautiful, timeless designs that excite you. I am so passionate about what I do and I hope that shows in what you see before you.
I'm so excited to start the next chapter and thank you for being part of NIKI P London and your 'Reasons to Smile.'
Risks and challenges
I truly hope to raise the objective and to deliver all the rewards in time. Over the course of my career & business, I have developed great relationships with quality craftsman who can deliver in terms of production.
However, it is important to consider all the risks, and in case my current dressmaker cannot achieve production in time, for any reason, I have a second dressmaker on standby.
In regards to silk printing, I have several specialists on board, who always produce at a high end level, and whom I have absolute trust in, but again, I have a second workshop on standby. This is the same for creating my luxury sportswear pieces too.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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