Pankaj & Nidhi are a talented young designer duo who launched their label in May 2006.
Pankaj graduated with top honors from the National Institute Of Fashion Technology (N.I.F.T.). He won the ‘Uma Nath Gold Medal’ for topping academics and the ‘Ritu Kumar’ Award for Best Graduating Collection 1995. He also won the first Smirnoff International Fashion Award in 1994.
After that, he worked with one of the India’s top designers as Head of Design for 10 years. During his tenure there, he met and married his colleague Nidhi, who is a bright and creative alumnus of N.I.F.T. She worked with one of India’s leading Export Firms which designs & produces for some of the biggest labels in Europe.
Celebrated for their “fresh & crisp sensibility”, this powerhouse couple pushes the envelope when it comes to style and elegance. Sensuously and effortlessly marrying western and Indian aesthetics, their label has received rave reviews in local and international media.
When the editors from Vogue ( March 2009), Verve ( March 2009 ) & Brunch ( Hindustan Times, 1st March 2009 ) brought out their lists of top new talents, Pankaj & Nidhi were the only name common to all three.
They were also honored with the Elle Style Award for Best Debutant Designer last season and most recently the Elle Style Award for Best Prêt-a-porter collection at the Wills India Fashion Week.
They retail from the top stores of the country and also have two flagship stores, one in Crescent at The Qutab in New Delhi and one in Khar in Mumbai.