For over 40 years, Nico has been a part of Vlisco’s design team. It is safe to say that he personifies decades of craftsmanship and talent.
His style has changed over the years: “Experience has taught me that a drawing has to be strong, and a Vlisco design should make a statement.”
Nico is often inspired by strong and iconic designs from the Vlisco archive, as well as strong and iconic women:
“Diva’s like Aretha Franklin and Grace Jones are muses I keep in mind while designing.”
Nico still remembers the first time he saw a woman in West Africa wearing one of his designs. “It was one of those special moments in my life. Very impressive.”