Nitish Vikram: 10 years of creating the right Fashion that nation’s largest corporates sell across the globe
Senior Manager Design Menswear (Ready to wear and Ready to stitch)
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Heading Design in Ready to wear Formal, semi formals & Ready to stitch category Product, Nitish Vikram believes in simplifying the techniques behind the designing of the everyday garments like Shirt, Trousers, chinos, Suits, Blazers, Tuxedo, Waistcoat, Bandhgala, Bundi, Kurta & Churidar, Achkan, Sherwani. Let’s get to know about his remarkable journey from a small village called Bahadurganj to Bengaluru.The man who added values to the Indian Men’s Fashion industry with his strength, intellect and creative instincts by serving the Indian corporate sectors and companies for about 10 years.
Arvind Fashioning possibilities, Blackberrys Menswear.
A small town boy managing the whole Design of a corporate company
Let’s get to know the inspirational and unstoppable, Mr.Nitish Vikram. A small town boy whose life changed drastically after stepping out of his town.
He describes himself as a Senior Manager menswear designer in the company known as Arvind Limited taking care of all the designs of their ready to wear and ready to stitch garments across 150 stores that are retailed in the markets.
So Let’s hear it from him how these all have happened in his life. He describes his life as a result of hard work and dedication towards his ideology of solving the problem.
The common connection for Mr. Nitish Vikram in doing several tasks at the same time is creative thinking in it.
Being a designer he concludes designing is not a job it is a lifestyle and thought process. It is about creativity and having fun all the time. Directly or indirectly he is always involved in the designing process whether he is designing or not. So it’s the creative thinking that helps him in multitasking.
Designing was never a goal for him. It came as a surprise
Every person should have a purpose in his/her life and in his case he wanted to see himself as a problem solver the problem. He was totally unaware of designs but subconsciously he was aware and was living it.
Initially, he wanted to join the army and serve our country but he, unfortunately, couldn’t clear it. So then he thought about designing because it was the only field that can solve the problem.
So getting through the National Institute of Fashion Technology, India was never a target and becoming a designer was never a dream for him. It was a byproduct for him and he got it because he had a different vision to it. He specifically went into garments to understand even the wicked and hidden problems to solve them. In the process of understanding the relationship between problem and solution, he reached a level where he designed the most practical and wearable fashion and won several awards; it was a proud moment for him.
Learning is a continuous process is the mantra of a successful life
Continuous learning is a process of life, the pinnacle of the attitude and vision of the universe. The day we stop learning new things professionally / personally, literally, it would be the end of life. The learning is the only thing that distinguishes humans from animals. Being a human, we have a great privilege to think and we must utilize it.
If you are a creative person you can’t be satisfied with what you have done because you are learning every day and as much as you learn you fell this is less and you want to get more. It is a continuous process comes with us till the end of our life.
The triggering event was when his creative thinking made people awestruck.
So many things have happened in his life but he remembers that one assignment that has changed his perspective towards his own design.
It was an incident from his college that they were doing an assignment with Asha Bakshi ma’am and she told them to make a women’s wear Blazer..that was their learning phase of making a Blazer. everybody has to get inspired by something or anything. It was like a eureka blazer for everyone.so he got inspired by a seashell and made the complete blazer. Then after completion, the blazer went for the jury. He didn’t realize the product came out as an amazing product until Bakshi ma’am has told him that the blazer can be worn in 10 different ways just by changing its buttoning position and she told him, the 10 ways the blazer change its shape and the whole aesthetic. he was really surprised being a kid couldn’t control his emotions and at that moment she told him the value of thought process in creative thinking and it was so original. From there he learned that whenever you design anything the thorough process is very important to create something new and you will end up with a great result which you have never seen in your life.
We are driving towards sustainable fashion
Sustainable fashion is a movement and process of fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice. Sustainable fashion concerns more than addressing fashion textiles or products. It comprises addressing the whole system of fashion. A key example of the need for systems thinking in fashion is that the benefits of product-level initiatives, such as replacing one fiber type for a less environmentally harmful option are eaten up by increasing volumes of fashion products. An adjacent term to sustainable fashion is eco-fashion.
The fashion industry has a clear opportunity to act differently, pursuing profit and growth while also creating new value and deeper wealth for society and therefore for the world economy. Being in a corporate one has to be in a system and work according to them. But still, we produce those products which are relevant to the ecosystem and also to the customers also.
It should be usable and does not create any clutter. They always use packaging that is creative and biodegradable. He always designs with the purpose it is difficult but not impossible. profit making is one thing but harming our ecosystem for that is not acceptable so Always try to protect the environment as much as u can by doing your part.
Sharing knowledge and teamwork
The more you share your knowledge, it would come back to you in multifold. Therefore, you should never hesitate to share your knowledge. There are many people who are always reluctant to share their knowledge because of their insecurity feeling. If somebody is in need to know something, explain to them in the best possible way, it would definitely you would benefit in one or the other way. Whatever, you are explaining to the other people would be remembered by you for life long.
It is a universal truth that one cannot achieve anything alone you must have a team or support of others.
Nothing in this world can be done alone. “My policy is its not my idea it’s our idea it’s of those people who work together to achieve any desired results”
Whatever he has achieved today is because of the support and teamwork of those people who have worked with him and have strengthened him.
What he’s today is just because of his mother
Mother is the most lovable and adorable person. No love can exceed or even match the love of a mother for her child. She is the best trainer and guide of her child, no less than God, always the first person whom we think of in our happy and not so happy times. She has been blessed with the power to nurture a complete life in her womb with intense love and care.
He owes his success to his Mother. She was the only person who pushed him to come out of the Village and Study in the city and have exposure. His family has supported him a lot in his journey It started his village to Allahabad then Delhi and now all over the world. There was no turning back
To all young people: you have the unique chance to design a new world that can even be better than the one we live in.
Creating such a world requires not only critical and new thinking but also courage.
Let him give a suggestion based on his personal experience: pay attention to activities, ideas, and areas where you love the process – not just the results or the outcome. People are often attracted to tasks where they can receive validation through results. However, over the years,
He has learned that true fulfillment comes from a love of the process. Look for something where you love the process and the results will follow. you have the power to create a better world
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
Discipline is a concept everyone is aware of, but few truly understand. The most successful people in life exert discipline on a daily basis. It is vital to every living being and without it, the world around us would be chaos. Discipline brings stability and structure into a person’s life. It teaches a person to be responsible and respectful. The observance of well-defined rules is the basis of society. If there were no discipline, people would do whatever they wanted and make mistakes without putting the consideration of others first and foremost. It promotes good human behavior to better society and makes it a more enjoyable place for everyone to live.
To sum up, he can say it means we should obey certain rules in life to achieve what we want to accomplish.