Words and photos by Sara Gomach
Nicholas Schmidt is one to watch. As a self-taught custom denim designer, Nicholas's craft is about more than just great fitting garments—it's a personal journey. As the originator of Madison Metropolitan School District's only middle school-level Fashion and Art Club, Nicholas has his finger on the pulse of not only fashion, but also the community. As tried and true as his heavy-duty wares, Nicholas exudes palpable passion for his work. His decision to start designing was simple, as are his designs themselves. From custom denim pants, structured fur-trimmed parkas and even leather handbags and key fobs, Nicholas sticks to the notion that less is truly more. The craftsmanship found in his work is as authentic as the vintage machine he stitched it on.
For more information, visit nicholasschmidtusa.com.