Cover Girl Nik Stewart

What exciting projects have you been involved in over the last year?

coverIt’s been a great year! Since the Model Code workshop, I got the cover of Desnudo Magazine; I had a spread in Elléments Magazine; and was featured in Ombrage Magazine highlighting my culinary interests.

I recently signed with a leading national talent agency which represents talent in all areas of television, film, theater, voice-over, commercial and print. Through this, I’ve already booked a commercial with the Illinois Lottery franchise.

I was on the cover of Midnight Velvet Catalogue, and am one of the faces of the Sound Off campaign.

Throughout this year I’ve continued to book with Nike and Kohls, and I was featured on Vogue.com for Michelle Obama’s favorite designer, Maria Pinto.

I’ve got several exciting editorial projects coming up in 2017. My IG page (@thenikstewart) features all my latest work and behind-the-scenes footage.

Photo: Michael Dar

Photo: Michael Dar

Who are your favorite designers right now?

Stuart Weitzman
Diane Von Furstenberg
Chanel
Sound Off

What trends do you think we’ll be seeing this season?

Nude/blush is such a color of the moment and trends from the 90s are everywhere.

Which fashion runway would you truly love to walk?

Paris Fashion Week has been a dream as I love all the French designers; Yves Saint Laurent in particular.

If you had your choice, you’d wear:

I spent my childhood in Converse and Nikes, so I’m into the idea that sneakers can be more than just handy — for me they make a statement. I love to combine a feminine look with a knock-around pair of kicks. I did this for the shoot with Marie Claire Magazine early this year.

How do you feel about moves in the industry to include more full-figured models?

The inclusion of full-figured models is exciting as it speaks to a comprehensive audience. I’m into the healthy aspect of life and I commend the fashion industry for beginning to promote and accept diversity.

Have you any interest in designing clothes in the future?

I’m working on a few patterns that are being replicated. In 2017 you’ll see these apparel pieces come to life.

What do you think of Rihanna’s Fenty X Puma line?

Rihanna is fascinating as she has been able to market herself beyond being a singer. I’m an island girl as well and I think it is extraordinary that she has catapulted the Caribbean [into the spotlight] using her talents in music and fashion. I love her line and have several pairs of her shoes in my closet.