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”, the face of a Jean Paul Gaultier campaign and projects with Louis Vuitton only begin to describe Nik Thakkar’s accolades.
Nik is a London and New York-based multi-platform creative who specialises in luxury menswear and content creation. He consults with major design houses from LVMH to Jean Paul Gaultier; he has led creative design projects with Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, produced fashion films featured on Hypebeast, Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine and Rankin’s The Hunger as well as leading commercial branding and fashion projects with Diet Coke, Samsung, Motorola, eBay 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.
As a style and cultural influencer, Nik has been the face of various high profile fashion brands, featured in music videos, has co-curated design-art projects and exhibitions, guest-edited style magazines, DJs at high profile venues and has been a judge for both the eponymous Global Fashion Awards and Fashion Journalism Awards.
Nik is also co-founder and designer of luxury dark matter menswear brand Ada + Nik (London Collections: Men). In one year, the brand founded by London pioneers Ada Zanditon and Nik Thakkar, has become a much talked about new venture with celebrity endorsement from names including Miguel, Ghetts, Angel Haze, Miley Cyrus, Natalia Kills Zebra Katz and more. The brand has been described by press as “the most refreshing new menswear line to emerge in recent years”, “a start up sensation” and “the future of menswear” due to its unique, darker take on British fashion. Ada + Nik has been featured in publications from the BBC World to The Telegraph, GQ to Vogue, L’Officiel to Interview Magazine, and Hypebeast to i-D.
Nik also commentates regularly for Sky News (Oscars), BBC World News and has presented for major fashion brands at London Fashion Week. He has been featured in publications including Vogue Italia, Metro International, Vogue, GQ, Time Out, Style.com, The Daily Telegraph, Wonderland magazine and more.