Nachiket Barve is one of the most celebrated young designers in India today. He has won the British Council Young Fashion Entrepreneur award and is the regional winner of the International Woolmark Prize this year.
His eponymous label stands for modern, progressive design that’s clever yet commercial, timely yet timeless. The signature look has unusual use of colour, innovative surface treatments, timeless silhouettes that are wearable and inclusive.
The labels retails at top-end designer boutiques in India and select stores worldwide. Nachiket is a favourite of top celebrities who are spotted in his creations.
Damiani, Italy has featured his work in the book ‘Contemporary Indian Fashion’.
Nachiket’s work has appeared in all major publications and also been lauded by Suzy Menkes, of the International Herald Tribune and Carine Roitfeld, ex-Editor in chief of VOGUE Paris. He has been included in the book “ Contemporary Indian Design” published by Damiani, Italy. He was the first Indian designer to be invited to show at Buenos Aires Fashion Week [BAAM] in Argentina, as well as at Coterie in New York.
The NACHIKET BARVE label was picked up by the US based Fashion Company ‘Rent the Runway’; the label is now available in the US alongside some of the biggest names in global fashion. This is the first time that Indian Design has been featured on the site. He also does costumes and styling for Ad films including the ‘Tanishq’ and ‘Kalyan’ TVC with Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan. Nachiket has been collaborating with the Jewellery, food and furnishing sectors. Notable among them is the collaboration with ‘Le 15 Patisserie’ in Mumbai to create a Capsule collection of custom-designed packaging and a range of desserts. Nachiket is the celebrity designer for the “Signature Bed Linen” line with Bombay Dyeing since 2014. He has also recently designed a collection of fine Jewellery for ‘Canvas’ a designer collaboration initiative by ‘Jet Jems’. Nachiket has won ‘Best Costume Designer’ 2016 award for much acclaimed Marathi Feature Film ‘Katyar Kaljat Ghusli’. In his off duty hours, Nachiket is an avid wildlife photographer, trekker, traveller and chef. When not at the studio, he is happiest in the forest or by the sea.
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