Creative Director: Nicole Hanley Mellon

Education: Trinity College + University of Oxford

Brand Values: A sportswear collection that can be mixed and matched providing a sense of ease, balance of proportion, texture and color, and attention to detail.

Shop: Shop online or in the brand's first boutique set to open in January 2016.

Trademark: Latitude-longitude coordinates of New York City

Launched: 2014 in New York city

SS16 Inspiration: Havana, Cuba

Website: Hanleynyc.us

Twitter: @hanleynyc

Instagram: @hanleynyc

Fashion Journey:

Nicole Hanley Mellon began her fashion journey as the assistant to the Senior Vice President of Children’s Design at Blue Label for Ralph Lauren.  After years of hard work and dedication, she launched HANLEY in 2014 with each collection drawing inspiration from a location traveled by Nicole reflecting her experiences with the people, places, style, culture, and art.  Her vision for the HANLEY label is a sportswear collection of sophisticated designs that reflect Nicole's life and style that can fit seamlessly into ones wardrobe.  Follow Nicole's journey around the world through her journal as she writes about the people, places, experiences, and cultures that inspire her for the HANLEY woman.

Why we love her Spring / Summer 2016 collection:

Drawing inspiration from Nicole’s visit to Havana, Cuba, her Spring / Summer 2016 collection reflects the city's architectural layers of faded colors, signs of decay, censorship, artistic expression, and military themes.  A-typical color combinations of brick and peach or mustard and chartreuse are central to the collections sophisticated sportswear design intended to be mixed and matched throughout the series or worn independently.  If you’re looking for weekend wear or vacation apparel inspiration, look no further than Nicole Hanley Mellon's Spring / Summer 2016 collection highlighting sheer layers mixed to create unpredictable pallets of texture and pattern influenced by local artisans providing a unique design and glimpse into exotic Cuba.

Photos by Meagan Hooper
Photos by Meagan Hooper
Photos by Meagan Hooper

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