Most Australian designers try their luck in Sydney before heading overseas. Nicholas Morley has done it the other way around—but then he doesn’t boast your typical fashion pedigree. A hairstylist-turned–streetwear designer, Morley launched his first label, Buddhist Punk, in London in 1999 while based on the Indonesian island of Bali.
He’s still Bali-based, but after eventually splitting with his backers and ending a 10-month stint as creative director of Australian surf-urban label Mambo, Morley’s latest venture is Nicholas X Morley.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)