November 07, 2016
An Indian fashion designer of Mumbai, India, Nachiket Barve’s eponymous fashion label was launched at the Gen Next show at the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.
A Bachelor degree holder in commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Nachiket Barve studied apparel and accessory design, at National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad. He was awarded a French government scholarship to study at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD). There, he worked with haute couture ateliers learning handmade flower making, pleating, and working with feathers, leather and accessories. Barve completed his final project with mentors Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, and he was an intern at Celine, a subsidiary of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy LVMH and with the textile designer, Neeru Kumar. In 2010, Barve received the British Fashion Council and Elle Magazine “Young Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year” award.
Nachiket produces bespoke fashions and Indianwear. The Barve Nachiket label has been sold in India, the US, Singapore and Nigeria. The label has also been sold at the Pernia pop-up shop, and the Rent: The Runway internet shop. Nachiket’s designs are inspired by his travels, science, nature and functionality. He experiments with fabrics, the joyous use of colour and the intricate surface detail. His philosophy is to challenge pre-existing norms and make fashion relevant to women no matter race, age, size or body type.