Based in New York City, Nicholas Raefski graduated from Fordham University in 2021 with a degree in economics and a masters in media management. Without a formal education in fashion and design, Raefski launched his namesake label out of his dorm room in 2020, putting together a team of autodidacts with a learn-as-you-go motto. “The Stars Don’t Look Bigger, But They Do Look Brighter” is his third full-scale collection, and second appearance on the NYFW calendar.