自詡老佛爺姪子 Nik Thakkar創意佔領時尚界
Meet Karl’s “Nephew”: Nik Thakkar


自從一次Nik Thakkar在時裝週外場抽煙遇見Ada Zanditon,兩人就成為莫逆之交,而且彼此欣賞對方才華。喜愛Ada Zanditon女裝的Nik Thakkar,不斷問她什麼時候才推出男裝系列,終於Ada Zanditon點頭答應做男裝,附帶但書:「除非你和我一起完成。」從此Nik Thakkar一腳踏進設計領域,創立品牌Ada + Nik,將自己熱愛創造美感的天性發揮在服裝,他的絕佳品味加上Ada Zanditon的設計功力,在2013年6月的London Collection: Men處女作,算是可圈可點。

    Ada + Nik 2014春夏男裝系列形象影片。(Hunger TV)

希臘羅馬式的龐克風格主題,點明Ada + Nik 2014春夏系列中既含破壞性格又摩登現代的設計,Nik Thakkar說明希臘神祇強大力量的意涵,融合80年代的龐克精神,就像是James Dean或是Marlon Brando會穿著的服飾風格。目前已經設計完成的2014秋冬系列雖然尚未發佈,但Nik Thakkar在訪問中稍微透露,設計將會延續春夏男裝的龐克精神,但更為成熟及大器,希望能夠慢慢形塑出屬於品牌的DNA。 

Ada + Nik 2014春夏男裝lookbook由數位藝術家Adam Harris Allwood操刀視覺創意。

Ada + Nik 2014春夏男裝lookbook由數位藝術家Adam Harris Allwood操刀視覺創意。

已屬人生勝利組的Nik Thakkar,其實還有一副超健美的身材,平時就是攝影師們愛捕捉裸體的對象,隨便Google搜尋一下,沒穿衣服比有穿衣服的照片還多。或許是看見他的健美,近來成為各大品牌鏡頭前的搶手模特,5月才剛為俄國珠寶品牌Fabergé拍攝動態廣告,10月就見他在Jean Paul Gaultier 2013秋冬男裝網路廣告,11月則加入Louis Vuitton行列,成為品牌和英國視覺藝術兄弟檔Chapman Brother聯名款的代言人,在平面廣告中秀性格臉蛋和清晰立體六塊肌。在崇拜「通才」的時尚界之中,Nik Thakkar的崛起並不意外,具備從創意設計上游、到銷售宣傳下游的才華,他幾乎可以一人包辦所有事物,這位自詡是「老佛爺姪子」的時尚之路到底會怎麼繼續走,讓我們繼續觀察吧。 ««

Nik Thakkar為Jean Paul Gaultier拍攝網路廣告,片中造型也親自操刀。(擷取自Nik Thakkar) 


關於Nik Thakkar

1984出生於倫敦

2006大學法律系畢業,進入倫敦行銷公司工作

2009 開設部落格Karl Is My Unkle

2012創立行銷顧問公司Nephew London

2013創辦男裝品牌Ada + Nik並成為Jean Paul Gaultier等品牌模特兒


»» Since Nik Thakkar‘s name has widely spread on fashion media such as Style.com, The Daily Telegraph and Vice magazine, he has stood on the watching list. Growing up in a fashion family that his would play clothing matching game after their shopping, he decided to work in fashion public relation company after graduated from law school.

During the working experience, Nik Thakkar explored his talent in writing for fashion media and his own website KARLISMYUNKLE and making creative and public communication strategy for Diet Coke. More than that, he can even do DJ, host TV program, produce music video and coordinate exhibition.

Nik Thakkar considered Karl Lagerfeld as his fashion idol that he called himself as his nephew and named his own PR consultant company as “Nephew London.” He also admitted that pop culture has great influence on him although he doesn’t follow the current fashion at all. He believed that you have to establish unique personal style to escape from being burying in the trends.

Surprisingly, Nik Thakkar also works as a fashion designer and model. He just launched his menswear brand Nik Thakkar with womenswear designer Ada Zanditon on London Collection: Men. In addition, this year he becomes the face of Jean Paul Gaultier 2013 menswear collection’s digital campaign and the model for Louis Vuitton and Chapman Brother collaborating collection. With so various talents in different fields, Nik Thakkar is on his way to be the next fashion star. ««   

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