Since producing her first collection and establishing her business in 2005, Nancy has become a recognised authority in Womenswear print design.
Following graduation from Nottingham Trent with a BA in Printed Textiles Nancy moved to Como to design for an Italian house using the traditional methods of hand painting and screen-printing. She then moved to Paris to work for trend forecasting agency, Peclers, where she gained a thorough understanding of trend origination and prediction. This was then followed by a return to London where she gained experience at flagship Conde Nast publication, Vogue.
Against this backdrop of experience, and believing in an opportunity to create a more sophisticated, varied and genuinely trend-forward print collection, Nancy launched her business from an East London studio in 2005. The look that she established has since made her company into a market leader.
With a team of 16 designers and multiple salespeople, Nancy’s business now serves over 1500 designers, retailers and garment/ fabric manufacturers worldwide and exhibits at each of the 5 major tradeshows in New York and Paris each year.
The Nancy Parker collection is now seen as an industry ‘go to’ for designers and sourcing executives on 5 continents.
In 2011/12 Nancy successfully collaborated with acclaimed American ready-to-wear designer, Geren Ford, and co-presented the line at multiple fashion weeks in New York.
In 2013 Nancy co-founded and creatively directs Ink Studio London. The line targets a slightly younger audience than her core business and the collection has found great success.
Nancy is a published cookery book author – ‘Recipes for Parties’ from the exclusive New York based Rizzoli is available on Amazon and from a number of selected outlets including Ralph Lauren’s flagship store in Manhattan.
When not working, Nancy lives in the Cotswolds with her husband Buck, with whom she runs her businesses; their three daughters, Unity, Georgia, and Cecily and a reasonably well-behaved Rhodesian Ridgeback named Malo.