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Nilesh Parashar
Nilesh Parashar, the founder, and creative head at Nautanky loves to express his creativity through designs and prints. Throughout his childhood, the designer was curious about new challenges. “As a kid of fairly liberal parents, I had the freedom of exploring several interests and hobbies such as cooking, travelling, exploring the wildlife, and design, which later helped me choose my career path,” shared Nilesh Parashar.
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
27th January 1984
Educational Qualification
Fashion Design and Management from NIFT
Founding date/year of the brand
How did your career begin?
Post his graduation from E.D.I, Nilesh Parashar joined a short course in Brand Management in Australia. While roaming around in Melbourne, he came across an Australian design house named TOO, led by an Egyptian-Australian designer. After completing the short course, he joined the team of the same design house and worked closely with the founder and creative head as the assistant designer. After working with the design house for two solid years, he gained the experience required to create his own identity by starting a label in his hometown, Ahmedabad. Therefore, Nautanky was born.
A Brief introduction about your brand/label?
Nautanky is a decade old Indian brand founded by Nilesh Parashar and Jagruti Bondre. The brand finds inspiration in the classics, and brings together a medley of traditional craftsmanship and rich textiles, blended seamlessly into handcrafted eclectic ensembles. Nautanky can be best described as a brand that has embarked on a journey to weave quintessential stories of craftsmanship into contemporary ensembles. The hallmark of each Nautanky ensemble is rendered in the brand’s signature colours, motifs and aesthetics.
Tell us briefly about your favorite collections
Spray Love: Indo-western ensembles with prints inspired by perfume bottles.
Celebrities in Nautanky by Nilesh Parashar
Aditi Rao Hydari, Soha Ali Khan, Shruti Hassan, Swara Bhaskar and more.
One person living/dead you’d like to dress?
Ranveer Singh
Nilesh Parashar Image Gallery