Nikki Hendricks is a D.C. based garment designer who incorporates bold patterns and eclectic materials in her designs. With a background in fine arts, she works conceptually when creating themes for her lines. Nikki draws inspiration from the futurism genre and emphasizes underlying content about race, religion, gender and sexuality. Different cultures and identities are consistent within her collections, in order to create a universal awareness about important customs. Her brand, Nikki Hendricks Designs, includes looks that are gender neutral, masculine and feminine. She recently participated in New York, Paris, and Milan Fashion Week shows, and is currently developing her brand through the Macy's Incubator under the DC Fashion Foundation.