Nachiket Barve is an alumnus of the National Institute of Design [NID] as well as a scholarship holder at Ecole Nationale Superieur des arts Decoratifs [ENSAD] Paris and has worked with Michael Kors at CELINE. He taught at NID for a semester.
In March 2007, Nachiket launched his label at Lakme Fashion Week through Gen Next and has shown seven highly acclaimed collections since.
Nachiket’s work has appeared in all major publications and also been lauded by Suzy Menkes, of the International Herald Tribune and Carine Roitfeld, 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 and the AAPI Convention in Florida.
In 2010, Nachiket won the “Young Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year” award by The British Council and Elle and he represented India in London.
His latest Collection “Abstraction” won rave reviews from press as well as buyers. This Season, Nachiket is showing his Spring Summer 2011 Collection “The Magpie” at Lakme Fashion Week.
NACHIKET BARVE, the label stands for modern, progressive design that’s clever yet commercial, timely yet timeless. Creating his own textiles, using a plethora of techniques, Nachiket has a distinct look that is effortless, chic yet extremely refined. The look of the range is international, while the elements that go into making it are Indian. The essence of the label lies in “ Redefining Luxury” for a global audience.
Unusual use of colour, innovative luxury and a clever fresh take on sophistication are the DNA of what makes the NACHIKET BARVE Label unique and a harbinger of the future of innovative design.
The label retails at 26 top-end designer boutiques in India and Kuwait. Nachiket also does ‘Bespoke’ from his studio in Mumbai.