Hailing from the Central Coast in NSW, Nicole Warne is considered one of the world’s leading digital influencers, with over 2.3 million followers. Beginning her journey with an online store and blog, Nicole has gone on to collaborate with luxury brands as a creative director, social media consultant, digital strategist and ambassador. She has been recognised in the Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ and Business of Fashion’s ‘The 500 People Shaping the Global Industry’ lists, and won awards from Instyle and Elle Australia.
Nicole is a key player in the Australian fashion community and believes in supporting the next generation, serving as a guest judge for The International Woolmark Prize Australia, The Australian Fashion Film Awards and The Australian BT Emerging Designer Award.
Nicole is an adoptee and was adopted by her parents Robyn and Ian from South Korea when she was 3 months old. She has a younger sister Caitlin who is also adopted from South Korea and an older brother who is her parent’s biological son.
Adoption has always been an integral part of Nicole’s family and upbringing. Two of her cousins were adopted from the Philippines and Thailand, so growing up surrounded by a multicultural family made it easy for her to understand and appreciate what adoption meant.
Nicole cherishes her upbringing and knows she wouldn’t be in this fortunate position if it wasn’t for her parents, so she truly hopes by sharing her influence she can help raise awareness, education, funds, and ultimately help create change for the thousands of Australian kids who need permanent homes.