Constantly working with Indian brands and textile designers to consult on design direction, visual communication and runway presentation, Nikhil’s work encompasses styling, creative direction, design and casting. Formerly Style Editor to the Indian Edition of Marie Claire, Nikhil has put together covers and fashion stories for magazines like C*NDY, Vogue, GQ, Elle, Harpers Bazaar and most regularly Verve. Having creatively consulted with brands like Raw Mango, Anavila, Akaaro and Lakme Fashion week, he has also styled and directed campaigns and runway shows for brands like Rajesh Pratap Singh, Péro, Ekaya, Uniqlo and Zara, among others.
Nikhil has also delved into the world of advertising, styling commercials for Netflix, Vodafone, Incredible India West Bengal Tourism and Royal Enfield. Experimenting with digital, mix media and film has been something Nikhil is keen to explore. He also finds repurposing waste and excess to be intrinsic to his way of life and design methodology, and to that effect, he has worked on capsule collections in collaboration with design studios like 11.11/eleven.eleven, Smallshop to create limited edition, one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing.