TFII Trendsetter Members are entry level fashion community aspiring to achieve professional levels in the fashion industry. Through the Texas Fashion industry Initiative, we strive to connect these future professionals with mentors, resources, education and other networking opportunities to further enhance their dreams. Please meet our aspirational Trendsetter Member below.

UIW Fashion Student

Fashion Design

Nicole is currently a student at UIW who switched from a Theology Major to double major in Fashion Design and Management Product Development. She was inspired by a mission trip to Haiti to develop a sustainable brand with a base in the states and select small-batch manufacturing. For this vision to succeed she understands that she needs a strong fashion community and industry.

“Quite frankly, there is nowhere else I would like to base my brand. I love Haiti and I love San Antonio. I know we have the capability of being a strong creative center, which also makes a strong platform for social good. TFII is pioneering the fashion industry and I want to be a part of the history you all are writing.”