Name: Nicole Chow
Occupation: Merchandising Manager at Nike Sportswear
Top: Kolok (CA-806 Polka Muffler), Topshop (T-Shirt), Spiewak (Vintage Bomber Jacket), Acne Studios (Cashmere Wool Wrap Coat)
Bottom: Nike (Men's Tech Pant)
Footwear: Vintage Nike ACG Pocketknife B
Accessory: Pariah Park (VIP Bracelet), Chrome Hearts (Ring), Lila Rice (Round ID Ring)
Watch: Nike Fueldband SE (Rose Gold)
Tattoo: Dr. Woo @ Shamrock Social Club (LA) (Right Hand), Ren @ Albatross Tattoo (Portland, Oregon) (Left Arm)

Nicole Chow is nothing if not well-traveled. Born in San Francisco and raised in Hong Kong, Nicole has also called Singapore and Beijing home. There was a temporary stop in Boston, where she received her BA in economics from Tufts University. Subsequently, she landed her first permanent position, working on the Nike Pro Combat launch for Nike Asia Pacific. It was a natural fit: Nicole grew up playing basketball while also falling in love with sneaker culture. She eventually moved on to Reebok, where she worked for over three years in the Women's Training division. She describes her experience there as a "turning point," with projects including the 20th Reebok Pump Anniversary Collaboration with Kasina, as well as the premium loop terry capsule collection. Nicole is now based in Shanghai and back with the Swoosh, where she is currently a merchandising manager for Nike Sportswear Basketball and Energy Footwear for Greater China. Her latest projects include building Retro Basketball through classics that are nostalgic and relevant to both the original sneaker collectors as well as the young sneaker enthusiasts of today. It is, she says, "living and breathing a dream job."

Photography by: Colleen Amelia
Produced by: Dan Hwang