After spending nearly 8 years at Grazia India, Marie Claire India and most recently, Fashion Editor at ELLE India, Nidhi Jacob is currently a freelance fashion and celebrity stylist and writer. With a quiet voice and minimalistic aesthetic, she has worked on innumerable recognizable covers and fashion stories with celebrities like Kiran Rao, Kajol, Alia Bhatt, Diana Penty, etc. Her signature style can also be spotted in ad films and campaigns for Diu Tourism, Rajasthan Tourism, Vodafone and Label by Ritu Kumar. She especially enjoys working with young Indian designers who have their eye set on fine-tuning a glocal aesthetic.
Nikhil Mansata is a creative director and fashion stylist based in Mumbai.
Nikhil trained at the prestigious Italian fashion school, Istituto Marangoni in London. He then worked at TANK Publications in London working on titles such as TANK Magazine, O:magazine/O: Man by Tank for the Observer.
Nikhil moved to Conde Nast International in London working for titles such as Vogue Russia, Glamour Russia and Tatler Russia, before moving to Mumbai to work as a stylist for Vogue India.
Today, Nikhil creates fashion editorials, advertising campaigns and works closely with Mumbai based multi brand store Le Mill on their creative identity and campaigns.
Ekta Rajani is the Fashion Director of Grazia India, a leading monthly women’s fashion and lifestyle magazine in India. The original edition of Grazia was first published in 1938 in Italy by Mondadori and the Indian edition was launched in April, 2008, via a licensing agreement between Mondadori and WMM, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Times Group. Ekta is also an accomplished fashion stylist and has worked closely with the magazine industry, movies, celebrities as well as designers, brands and retailers in India and abroad.
Before moving to her current position with Grazia, Ekta was the Fashion Editor of Harper’s Bazaar, also one of India’s leading fashion publications.
Her prior positions include a managerial role for Design & Merchandising at BE:, a multi-brand retail boutique launched by Raymond Textiles and Retail India.
Within the film industry, in 2008 Ekta was a key member of the styling team for the highly acclaimed award winning movie “Fashion” written, directed and co-produced by Madhur Bhandarkar. She was instrumental in styling the lead actors Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut.
In her role with magazines, she has styled celebrities such as Freida Pinto, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin, Sonakshi Sinha, Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Kriti Sanon, Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh, John Abraham, Sushant Singh Rajput and many more.
Ekta has also been involved in styling commercial campaigns/fashion videos and consulting on brand/ design projects for clients such as The Collective, a retail subsidiary of Madura Fashion & Lifestyle, Bungalow 8, Sanjay Garg, Vizyon, Tarun Tahiliani, Taj Magazine, Aashni & Co, Odel, Sri Lanka, L’Oreal Paris, Anita Dongre Bride, Tara Jewellers, Tres Mode, Gehna Jewellers, and Turquoise and Gold among others.
In her spare time, Ekta practices yoga and loves to travel.
Joyeeta Kar is a Creative Director, Stylist and Educator based in Mumbai, India. Trained from Pearl Academy, New Delhi and Domus Academy, Milan, Joyeeta today creates fashion and advertising campaigns, editorials and videos. She works closely with brands like NBA, Lakme Fashion Week to name a few, to visualize their creative identity.