Aimee obtained a Fashion Design degree at one of the worlds' foremost fashion design schools, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, New York. With an eye for design, Aimee is also a motion graphics and product designer. She obtained a UI/UX Product Design Certificate from the Pratt Institute out of Brooklyn, New York and a Motion Graphics Design Certificate also from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Aimee is additionally a licensed attorney in Florida and the District of Columbia.
After releasing her first collection in 2018, The Deco Collection, she was selected to showcase her designs at two New York Fashion Week runway shows, that were recommended by the New York Times. She was also selected to showcase her designs for Raw Artists and FIT Runway 27. She has been featured as an up and coming designer and her designs were featured in Fashion Avenue News Magazine. Her designs have been featured in La Botanica Magazine Winter Issue N.6, Newsweek, Popsugar, Zimbio and worn by celebrities. Additionally, her artwork has been displayed at prominent galleries such as the Museum at FIT in New York, New York.
While Aimee specializes creating unique designs for men and women utilizing activewear and knit textiles. Her prior training and experience also involves the use of a wide range of textiles and special techniques such as bridal, embroidery, couture, avante-garde, pleating and draping, menswear and womenswear. Aimee maintains a couture line, Aimee Nielsen, and an active/sport line, Nielsena Sport.
Aimee's love of activewear textiles began when she was an NCAA cross country/track and field athlete and All-American at the University of South Dakota and continued as an elite distance runner training in Flagstaff, Arizona. Aimee enjoys pushing the boundaries of what can be done with activewear textiles in fashion design and in fashion in general. Her design aesthetic is also shaped by her love of architecture, lines, geometric shapes, art, patterns created by nature, and history.