Listed as one of Time Out London’s Culture 100 top creatives, described by VICE magazine as “one of the premier creative minds in London” and STYLE.COM as “push[ing] the boundaries of the industry”, Nik Thakkar is a London and New York-based multi-platform creative who specialises in luxury menswear and content creation.
He consults and has partnered with major design houses including LVMH, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tom Ford, Salvatore Ferragamo and more; Nik has led creative design projects with Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, produced award winning fashion films featured on Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, Hypebeast, NYLON and Rankin’s The Hunger as well as leading commercial branding and fashion projects with Diet Coke, Samsung, Motorola, eBay and more.
As a style and cultural influencer, Nik has co-curated design-art projects and exhibitions, guest-edited style magazines and has been a judge for both the eponymous Global Fashion Awards and Fashion Journalism Awards. Nik also commentates regularly for Sky News (Oscars), BBC World News and has presented for major fashion brands at London Fashion Week. His work has been featured in publications including Vogue Italia, Metro International, Vogue, GQ, Time Out, Style.com, The Daily Telegraph, Interview Magazine, NYLON, Wonderland magazine and more.
Holding close relationships with powerful influencers across fashion, music, art and design globally from London to New York and Milan to Paris, Nik is also a columnist for The Huffington Post and the voice behind globally recognised creative content hub KARLISMYUNKLE.COM.
Nik is also one half of Ada + Nik (London Collections: Men) - a luxury dark matter menswear brand in collaboration with couturier Ada Zanditon. Ada + Nik has creative tendencies rooted in Greco Roman Punk - ancient ideals of masculinity fused with pre industrial revolution silhouettes and the spirit of 1970s British Punk. It has been described by press as “the most refreshing new menswear brand to emerge in recent years”, “a start up sensation” and “the future of menswear” due to its unique, darker take on British fashion. Bold and yet commercially viable silhouettes typify the brand identity. Collections are produced in East London and feature intricate technical detail and use of innovative performance materials such as hydrophobic cotton and antibacterial sneakernet. Sustainable intelligence is key to material selection and to date bi-product leather, natural fabrics and waste reducing, energy conscious solutions have been integrated into the design process.