Camilla Nickerson is a well known fashion stylist. She has worked for almost 13 years for American Vogue. Now she’s senior fashion editor at W. Her deep knowledge of fashion, as well as of photography and art, make her fascinating.
Text: Dafni Hatzimihali
These assets made the difference for the most lasting and extraordinay fashion photographs, shot by Steven Meisel, Mario Sorrenti, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and Steven Klein. Nickeson also worked with Yves Saint Laurent and Michael Kors, styling their fashion campaigns and with a unique way shaped collections for for Narciso Rodriguez.
She started her career at the age of 18 working for Vogue. Afterwords ,she had fashion editorial positions at Italian Vogue, the Face and Harpers & Queen. In the late 80,s she went to New York and held the position of senior fashion editor of U.S. Vogue. She also styled Phoebe Philo’s last two Celine collections. She has styled 28 covers for american Vogue, along with editing innumerable sittings for British Vogue, i-D, The Face and Tatler among others. She has styled shows for fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen , Yves Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein . Francisco Costa, Calvin Klein’s creative director, considers her his muse and stated it.
U.S. Vogue described Nickerson’s style as “fiercely modern”. Being modern, it’s not at all simple. It’s not plain visual stimulation. Her images have various ranging reference points. Mininal turns to be sophisticated by her touch.
Nickerson published a book of fashion under the title Fashion: : Photography of the Nineties, co-edited with her then husband Neville Wakefield
The book is about the gLamourous trend of 80’s and shows the drifting to the jarring images of anti-fashion in the 90’s photographed by Nickerson’s most most constant collaborators: Steven Meisel , Juergen Teller and Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Nickerson has all these assets and knowledge to contribute to the book.
She styled Naomi Campbell , Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Tatjana Patitz for the video of George Michael’s musical hit ‘Freedom, 90!’ in 1990 and made “ symbol” images of former decades. So it’s certain she is bound to continue to remain highly estimated as a pioneer in the fashion’s creation of minimalist aesthetic.
Her unique style: