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Hello Fall 2016! Time sure has flown! In 2016 NiK Kacy Footwear had the opportunity to participate in a series of amazing fashion shows (which you can check out more on our blog page.) We even went international at Toronto Fashion Week for SuperButch in May! Thanks to amazing organizers like Dinah Thorpe, Heather Blom, Jack Jackson and many others, we got to show off our collection on a Canadian runway! Here are some pics with some of our favorite designers Kirrin Finch's Kelly and Laura Moffat and Thuy Nguyen of Thuy Custom Clothier. Our Fortune collection in a circle worn by our models, some on stage photos and finally all our models getting pumped for the runway! 

SuperButch

Then we jetsetted across to NY for Rainbow Fashion Week in June, thanks to the invite of Jag and Co founder, Jaguar Beckford. We had an amazing time in our home town and it was fantastic to have our founder, NiK Kacy's mom on the runway strutting her stuff in a pair of blue monkstraps!

NiK's Mom on the runway! 

In September, we had the honor of being part of DapperQ's iD Queer Style Fashion Show, kicking off NY Fashion Week, co-presenting with Sharpe Suiting our custom designs and giving the audience a taste of NiK Kacy's next collection, Destiny, a series of formal shoes, boots, and high heels. Here's a photo of our friend/model, Mike Bazer who flew in all the way from Chile once again to walk for us. (We <3 Mike!)

Model: Mike Bazer

Here is most of our crew of models, tailors, friends with Leon of Sharpe Suiting and NiK Kacy post show. Can you tell we were super high of the energy of the night? (Our models for the night: Marcia Alvarado, Tiq Milan, Landon Cider, Mike Bazer, Kiralee Hiyashi, Jolaina Peltier, Aviya Eschenazi, Sannie Pedersen).

Sharpe Suiting NiK Kacy Models

Now we are prepping to drive up from LA to Oakland to share the stage with our Queer Fashion Week brothers and sisters! We are super excited to rock out the rest of 2016 with such a big bang - a FOUR DAY long Conference and Fashion Show! We'll be displaying at our booth during "Queer Fashion Mall" during those four days at Oakland Venue so be sure to come check us out and get fitted for your favorite pair of NiK Kacy shoes! And don't forget to come back and visit us here for more updates!

Queer Fashion Week

 

Our first runway show!!! If you haven't read our latest blog post... please check it out... we just finished our first official runway debut for our first collection and it was amazing! Check out our blog post for more info! 

NiK Kacy runway show

(photo credit: Jose Lim)

NiK Kacy Footwear graced the runway for Angie Chuang's fashion show at The

TFDA Fashion Show 2016 (Taiwanese Fashion Designers of America) Make-up by Jenny Han. Models Christiane Nickel, Chris Konnaris, Lina Grebenyuk, Maybe Burke. Footage by Cindy Chung. Thanks Angie for requesting our shoes for your big night! We are thrilled to represent Taiwanese Fashion Designers!

Love Fellowship

A Fellowship by Sharpe Suiting and NiK Kacy

In 2015, Leon Wu of SharpeSuiting and NiK Kacy were so inspired by the bravery of Louisiana high school student, Claudetteia Love, that not only did we provide her dream prom outfit but we decided to honor her courage by creating a grant in her name for other high school students who want to walk their own way to their prom. Check out this article by Huffington Post and learn more about this competition at loveprom.weebly.com  

 BoiSociety Holiday Review
This Christmas 2015, we were honored that BoiSociety wrote our first official shoe review! We are big fans so having them love our shoes was a milestone!

MONK BOOTS

Monk Boots in Vegas Wedding

So excited to see my first client wearing her new Navy/Grey Monk Boots to her Viva Las Vegas wedding on September 11th. Mindy and Megan got married in front of Elvis and came in on a sexy pink caddy. I couldn't have imagined a better or more stylish way to be the first to wear my monk boots. Thanks Mindy for being not only passionate about my shoes but also being a new found (and most likely life-long friend)! Thank you for inviting me to your wedding and welcoming me into your circle of amazing friends and family! xo

Make Now Matter

Our founder NiK Kacy is honored to be a part of the Kenneth Cole, "Make Now Matter" campaign, a series focused on stories about and from the LGBTQ community produced by the awesome peeps at RYOT.org! Read the whole article here.

 

Butch Basix

What Community is All About

Butch Basix's Ames Simpson is not only part of our Founder's Circle, but she's also generously donated her expert knowledge and time to bring you our new online boutique to life! The newfound friendship has NiK and Ames excited about future collaborations! Check out their shop at ButchBasix.com. They provide basic accessories, clothing, personal care products, and stylish things for your home and pets.


LGBTWed MagazineLA Fashion Week

LGBTWed Magazine's photoshoot with designs from NiK Kacy, Sharpe Suiting, Klein Epstein & Parker, and many others! Huge thank yous go to Renee Strauss and Joella Hopkins for making this event happen! We had a great time with all the fantastic talent!  

 

 

Photo Courtesy of LGBTWed Magazine