Move over Donna Karan: there’s a new American designer on the horizon, with an eye for detail and the skills to soar. Her namesake collection, Tori Nichel, features pieces that are both finely tailored and feminine. “The inside of my garments look as great as the outside,” says the 30-year-old Michigan native, “and they fit a woman’s body beautifully in all the right places.” The line’s bold-patterned dresses and tailored jumpsuits have been popular in specialty stores across the country. As for Tori-Nichel’s personal style, “I’m obsessed with high-waisted skinny jeans,” she says laughing. “And I love flowy blouses, well-structured pants and statement-making accessories.”


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