Tori Nichel is a womenswear designer and creative design leader, with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. She has thrived as a highly-creative business owner of her namesake collection as well as in corporate design. Her background gives her a diverse perspective in brand building, conceptualizing and spearheading design vision & storytelling. She has successfully launched and re-invented brands, leveraging emerging global trends.
After establishing herself as an accomplished Senior Designer at Kenneth Cole, Tori Nichel flourished as Head Designer at Tibi, amplifying her creative vision.
Recognized by WWD and Forbes as a “Designer to Watch,” Tori Nichel conceptualized, designed, and financed her namesake contemporary collection, gaining unprecedented press exposure without a PR team.
Finding herself back in corporate design she successfully scaled design trends for the masses, inspiring woman on a budget to own their style.
Currently Design Director for Kohl’s New York Design Office, Tori Nichel has led design teams on vision and product innovation for private label brands as well as celebrity brand Jennifer Lopez.
Tori Nichel has always had her pulse on fashion, combining creative vision, design innovation and leadership to ignite creativity. She is passionate and committed to paying it forward to the next generation of Black design talent by championing career opportunities of upward mobility through companies, mentorship, coaching and career development. Tori Nichel has degrees in Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Technology and Michigan State University.