After studying film and television production in Bristol, Parnell relocated to New Zealand and began working as a production coordinator at his sister’s production company, Notable Pictures.
It was here that Parnell’s talent for fashion rose to the fore when he was made stylist for the company’s television presenters. Parnell’s production and fashion acumen eventually earned him a role with New Zealand Fashion Week assisting America’s Next Top Model cycle 15 winner, Krista White.
His involvement with New Zealand Fashion Week launched Parnell into a sphere of international fashion industries crème de la crème, augmenting his already impressive contacts list. Parnell immediately set up a base of operations in New York City and the proceeding three years in gave him the opportunity to work with such names as celebrity stylists June Ambrose & Derek Warburton and luxury designers Nicole Miller and Randi Rahm and brands such as IMG, Macy’s & the It Gets Better Project.
In early 2013 Parnell took part in the international competition series “Style Wars” which is produced Big Foot Entertainment for the Fashion One Television Network. Parnell was announced the winner of the series in January 2014. Since winning the show Parnell has filmed a series called “Fash Mob” where he and a co host create eccentric looks for the public.
Now back based in London Parnell launched the creative agency – Notable Fashions. Notable Fashions are currently working with brands like, Harvey Nichols, The Famous Company & Peninsula Films.
Nicholas Parnell is currently represented by BMA Artists for work in the UK, Beirut and Dubai.
News Writer - Fashion One Television
Feb 2014 - Present
Managing Director - Notable Fashions
Mar 2012 - Present
Producer - Peninsula Films
Aug 2013 - Dec 2014
Fashion & Styling Manager - LadyCPR
Jan 2014 - May 2014
Stylist / Personal Shopper - BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP
May 2013 - Oct 2013
Fashion Stylist - Bigfoot Entertainment
Oct 2012 - Dec 2012
PR Coordinator & Executive Assistant - Randi Rahm Studio
Sep 2011 - Mar 2012
Fashion Stylist - June Ambrose Celebrity Stylist
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
Executive Assistant & Stylist Assistant - Derek Warbuton Celebrity Stylist
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Celebrity Coordinator - It Gets Better Project
Feb 2011 - Feb 2011
Personal Assistant & Stylist - New Zealand Fashion Week Ltd
Aug 2010 - Sep 2010
Production Coordinator - Notable Pictures
Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
Production Coordinator & Head Fashion Stylist - Buto Productions (Formerly Butobase Ltd)
Feb 2010 - Aug 2010
Stylist - Guess & Marciano
2009 - 2009
Media & Television Production - BTEC - Filton College, Bristol
2007 - 2009
- Adobe Photoshop
- Costume Design
- Fashion Styling
- Live TV
- Radio Presenting
- Sales and Marketing
- Set Design
- Set Dressing