Nicholas Raefski is a young emerging designer based out of NYC. He recently graduated from Fordham University with a degree in economics and a master’s in media management. He ran Division I cross country and track while at Fordham and became a conference champion. Without a formal education in fashion and design, Raefski has put together a team of autodidacts and launched his namesake label. Through this collection and his work, Raefski aims to tell powerful stories through clothing. Raefski’s passions (cinema and the outdoors) heavily influence his work with frequent nods to pop culture and athletics. Raefski hopes to use his platform to advocate for mental health, an issue that is often overlooked in young people.