Nik is a multi-platform creative and recording artist as NEO 10Y. He 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.
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 is also a musician, performing and recording artist as NEO 10Y with acclaim from Billboard, Interview, L’Officiel on his soundscape and hyper reality video world constructs, he has performed shows in London and the US and has amassed a million plays globally.
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.
Nik designed menswear for four years under his award-winning label Ada + Nik with Ada Zanditon - showing at London and New York Fashion Week . The brand saw successful sell through at Harrods and Westfield as well as stores in New York, LA and Germany, plus ground breaking innovation including the creation of wearable technology in partnership with Coca-Cola and will.i.am.
Nik is also a mentor and social activist and tutors creatively underprivileged students at St. Paul's School in East London. He has been an active community voice through his work in fashion, art and other creative projects, the queer and POC space through Ada + Nik, NEO 10Y and his work with Albert Kennedy Trust and Greenpeace.
Nik is also has a column is also the editor of globally recognised creative content hub KARLISMYUNKLE.COM.