Nik was scouted for a Jean Paul Gaultier campaign in 2013 which was his gateway into the creative world, he has since partnered creatively with major design houses including LVMH, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tom Ford, Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo and more; Nik has led 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.
Listed as one of Time Out London’s Culture 100 top creatives, described by VICE 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 often NY/LA-based music and design artist.
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 designed menswear for four years under his award-winning label Ada + Nik with Ada Zanditon - showing at London and New York Fashion Week .