Nik Thakkar is half of the androgynous menswear label Ada + Nik which is advancing queer fashion in London. His must-read style blog, karlismyuncle.com hawks trends in style and music for the urban gay reader.
Nik is an multi-platform artist, recording artist and creative. He was scouted for a Jean Paul Gaultier campaign in 2013 which was his gateway into the creative world, he has since partnered creatively with major design houses including LVMH, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tom Ford, Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo and more; Nik has led design projects with Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, produced award winning fashion films featured on Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, Hypebeast, NYLON and Rankin’s The Hunger.
Listed as one of Time Out London’s Culture 100 top creatives, described by VICE as “one of the premier creative minds in London” and STYLE.COM as “push[ing] the boundaries of the industry”, Nik is currently working on a new sonic project as NEO 10Y.
As a style and cultural influencer, Nik has co-curated design-art projects and exhibitions, guest-edited style magazines and has been a judge for both the eponymous Global Fashion Awards and Fashion Journalism Awards. Nik also commentates regularly for Sky News (Oscars), BBC World News and has presented for major fashion brands at London Fashion Week. His work has been featured in publications including Vogue Italia, Metro International, Vogue, GQ, Time Out, Style.com, The Daily Telegraph, Interview Magazine, NYLON, Wonderland magazine and more.
Nik is also has a column on The Huffington Post and is the voice behind globally recognized creative content hub KARLISMYUNKLE.COM.
Nik designed menswear for four years under his award-winning label Ada + Nik with Ada Zanditon - showing at London and New York Fashion Week .