About Nancy Rose
A born & bred New Yorker, Nancy wanted to design fitness apparel for women like her – women who feel as equally confident with their own femininity that she can rock sneakers with a sexiness that rivals anyone else in stilettos. The woman she saw heading to an early-morning spin class after they had closed down the bar the night before. The woman who passed her with a yoga mat under one arm & a limited-edition designer clutch under the other. The woman who she saw chugging a large black coffee in one moment & ordering her third Grey Goose on the rocks in the next.
Nancy Rose Performance is influenced by these women who take to the streets of New York with determination & spunk as well as her own personal style: a bold, fearless, rock & roll-remix on refined classics. Inspired by the NYC skyline and ready to power through the finish line, Nancy Rose blurs the lines between feminine fashion & athletic function.
Nancy spent her childhood as a nationally ranked gymnast. Cartwheeling and handspringing her way to the top, dreaming to stick a landing with a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. One too many backflips later and her shoulder gave out. Nancy returned to the gym and accepted a full scholarship to Penn State University. At the end of her freshman year she reinjured her shoulder and this time there was to be no going back to the gym.
Coming from a family of Garment District veterans, Nancy graduated from PSU and entered the fashion scene at 40th Street and 7th Avenue. After working for a few years, Nancy enrolled at Parson’s School of Design to study Fashion Design and broaden her knowledge of garment construction and fit.
After graduating Parson’s, Nancy launched a ready-to-wear collection. She went from morning Pilates to the showroom to post-work drinks which inspired her to create a movement approved collection that could take you from your mat to your meetings. Her firsthand experience in the rigid world of gymnastics aided Nancy to create a collection that was functional and strategically designed to not only look amazing but to function and fit in an exceptional way.