Listed as one of 25 on The New Fashion Power List 2012 and on Time Out London’s Culture 100
, described by VICE magazine as “one of the premier creative minds in London” and spotted by Dolce & Gabbana as a pop culture tastemaker only begins to describe Nik Thakkar’s accolades.
Nik is a London and New York-based fashion creative, writer and television host who has co-pioneered a broad range of award-winning global entertainment and fashion campaigns including Wonderbra by Dita Von Teese, the Diet Coke creative partnerships with Karl Lagerfeld (2011), Jean Paul Gaultier (2012) and Marc Jacobs (2013), creative design projects with Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, fashion films endorsed by Rankin and much more.
He holds close relationships with top tier influencers (fashion, music, art, design) from London to New York and Milan to Paris, and is also a columnist for The Huffington Post. Nik is the voice behind globally recognised pop couture site KARLISMYUNKLE.COM – featured and recommended by Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, VICE magazine, NOWNESS and GQ amongst others.
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.
He starred in his first major TV show on Fashion One (Sky) in 2013, where he was one of three judges on a panel searching for the next big fashion television presenter. This has lead to commentating on the Oscars for Sky News and presenting for major fashion brands at London Fashion Week.
In June 2012, following a six year career in two of London’s top marketing-communications agencies, Nik launched creative brand consultancy Nephew London
In June 2013, Nik partnered with established womenswear designer Ada Zanditon to co-create luxury menswear brand Ada + Nik
launching at London Collection: Men. Brought together by an admiration for similar creative inspiration, the Greco-Roman Punk inspired debut collection features ten unique pieces bringing to life Nik’s adoration for a monochrome and minimalist luxe aesthetic, nodding to Ada Zanditon’s previous collections. He is currently working on his first multi-platform novel.
Nik has been featured in publications including GQ, Metro, Time Out, The Business of Fashion, Dolce & Gabbana’s Swide.com
, Notion magazine, Fiasco Homme, BLAG magazine, The Huffington Post, Wonderland and more…