Audrey Nicolas has been a fashion designer for more than 15 years and has extensive international experience in the fashion industry. She specializes in knitwear, and Michelle Obama wore one of her sweater designs during a speech in June 2014. Nicolas has designed for a number of large retail corporations, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Mango, and White House Black Market. She has traveled overseas numerous times to work with factories and, over the years, developed a unique understanding of the fashion business and a broad knowledge of the global market with an emphasis on Womenswear, Menswear, and Youth. Her work has appeared in numerous fashion magazines, including WWD. Nicolas studied in France, her native country, and lived in Barcelona for eight years. Throughout her career, she has embraced the richness of different cultures as she travels around the globe. Those experiences gave the colors of who she is today. Nicolas earned a BA in Fashion Design from Atelier Chardon-Savard in Paris in 2002. She also studied Science of Languages during a year at the University of Orleans in France. Nicolas teaches SODA Collaboration Across Design; Portfolio, Illustration and Layout; Professional Practices; and Introduction to Fashion Design and is an MDes Thesis Advisor. Find her on LinkedIn.