DFW Style Daily relishes revealing the Obsession Confessions of local tastemakers. Today, Niven Morgan cements his status among our city’s top trendsetters, sharing a sophisticated aesthetic fundamental to both his personal style and his aromatic empire.
Morgan, founder and leader of the famed, fragrance-focused label that bears his name, curates his innovative perspective through enviable travels. He explains, “Experiencing creativity and trends reflected in what people from all over the world are wearing now, I want to inspire others with my selections!”
Find out why Morgan credits statement-making accessories, movie stars, and Mustique’s mystique as the keys to his success.
The Obsession: From New Orleans to Marrakech, Morgan’s travels inspire his company’s collections. These adventures also feed his addiction to resort-worthy swimwear and shades.
The Confession: A regular visitor to Mustique, our expert collects “easy yet elegant” pieces to wear on the luxe island. He also notes this destination’s influence on his work, stating, “I always feel like I a have a fresh take on my career and my style when I leave Mustique. I feel like boundaries have been broken and anything is possible.”
The Rationalization: Morgan’s affinity for sartorial seaside style has helped establish many international friendships. In fact, he shares that, during a recent holiday party in Mustique, Hugh Grant sidled over, “tugged on my trunks, and said ‘nice shorts.’”
The Collection: This stylish entrepreneur tells us of his most covetable finds, “My current favorite is a bulldog print swimsuit from Orlebar Brown, and I adore sunglasses by Tom Ford for great attention to detail and rich colors. Mykita also has edgy, cool lens options.”
Shop It: Find trunks by Orlebar Brown, similar to those pictured here, from $250 at Forty Five Ten. Morgan also recommends swimwear by DSquared and Hermès. Snag stylish sunglasses – and custom prescription lenses – from his preferred labels at Insight Complete Eyecare.
(Photo credits, from top: 1. Daniel Driensky; 2. Graciela Cattarossi via NivenMorgan.com; 3. Optimania.com, ShadesDaddy.com, and Mykita.com; 4. Lyst.com and OrlebarBrown.com)