About Nicholas Phat Nguyen

Nicholas was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with a childhood dream of becoming a major fashion designer. As a part of a small group of advanced level students that were awarded the opportunity to study abroad in the United States, and just 15 years old, Nicholas arrived in America ready to pursue his dreams as a designer. He devoted all of his free time to studying every aspect of fashion design, and through lots of practice, he taught himself how to sew. 

The biggest challenge was trying to start his company while keeping up with his studies as a full time student, but Nicholas was determined. During 2013, he picked up several commissions throughout the year, and was the winner of the 2013 F.A.C.E. awards. Nicholas made the cover of AbOut Magazine and finished the company’s first couture line. Nicholas had the honor of showing those designs in Austin, and Dallas, fashion week 2014, and as a result he was featured in Dallas Fab Magazine. In December 2014, he graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in international business and was ready to take the next step with Mysterious by NPN. 

Having already shown at Houston Artopia, New York Fashion week, and Austin Fashion Week, and capturing the 2015 Fashion X Austin Critic’s Choice Mash Up Award; 2015 has brought exciting opportunities for the company and it’s not over yet! This is just the beginning…