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Rimi Nayak India is a womenswear label which is defined by sensuous drapes, signature prints, and unconventional surface techniques along with classic cuts. Over the years the designer has maintained a vivid ingenious essence in her creations which is highlighted by incognito draping styles, along with a generous use of traditional craft techniques infused with innovative surface texturing. The label’s soul is in its richness, beauty and sensuality, dedicated as an ode to the global woman of today.

She has been working to revive the Bengali letter form through explorations in Bengali typography. “We use typeface daily, yet we seldom appreciate the form of a letter.” Through her typeface inspired collections, the designer attempts to liberate the typeface from the confines of the page and give the words and alphabets the freedom to express its content in a new dimension. This work is also a humble tribute to the Bengali Language and an attempt to infuse interest in times of its declining popularity.

Rimi Nayak India has been featured in leading fashion magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Verve, Grazia, Femina, Cosmopolitan etc and endorsed by celebrities like Vidya Balan, Swara Bhaskar, Yami Gautam, Esha Gupta, Sayani Gupta, and Amrita Rao to name a few. The label Rimi Nayak India was selected as one of the top 15 Indian designer labels at the Vogue India Fashion Fund 2015. The label also won the Best Business Plan Award at a programme conducted by Indian School of Business and sponsored by Goldman Sacs in the year 2013.

The label Rimi Nayak India retails in Indian cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Chandigarh along with an international presence in countries like U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, UAE, Singapore, Australia and Sri Lanka.

RIMI NAYAK INDIA over the last decade
 
Participated In Fashion Shows (International)

• Vancouver Fashion Week (Canada) – 2011 – The first indian designer to be invited and participate in the event representing the country.

• Khadi Festival (Bangladesh) – 2015 – One of the six participating Indian designer representing the Indian textile in the event.

• Participated and travelled to various parts of Italy for an Indo-Italian Trade Meet as a part of a delegation team from Kolkata selected by The Bengal Chamber of Commerce – 2016

• Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America Fund Raising Fashion Show (U.S.A.) – 2017 and 2018 – Travelled to various parts USA and did fund raising trunk shows for the Woman of the Year contestant, who eventually won the award as she raised the highest amount of funds for the event.

• Participated at the Collection Première Moscow(CPM), Russia as a part of the Indian Pavallion Designer – 2017

• India Fashion Week Australia (in Melbourne) – 2019 – One of the three participating Indian designer representing the Indian fashion in the event.

Participated In Fashion Shows (India)

• Debut as Gen Next Designer at Lakme Fashion Week – 2008

• Emerging designer at Lakme Fashion Week – 2009

• Established Designer at Lakme Fashion Week –
2010/2011/2012/2013/2015/2016

• Established Designer at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (Only Stall) – 2013

Brand Associations / Collaborations

• On the National Handloom Day in 2017, Rimi Nayak signed a MoU with the Ministry of Textiles and was handed over the Orissa cluster where she trained the traditional textile artisans to develop new age fabrics

• Collaborated with Aditya Birla Group’s latest invention in fabrics – LIVA. She explored the fabrics in unconventional way and created an exclusive range in association with the Liva Brand.

 
• Collaborated with the brand LIVA and mentored young talents across the country for their talent hunt contest Liva Protege` in 2019.

• Collaborated with the brand Okhai (a TATA Group CSR Project) where Rimi Nayak personally visited the town Mithapur in Gujrat and worked with the local Rabari Tribe women and designed a range for the Okhai brand in 2019.

Rimi Nayak is also associated with the National Institute of Fashion Technology as a guest faculty and a jury member where she imparts knowledge to the young talents and groom them for future.

 
Awards/Nominations
 
Winner of Lineapelle International Young Designers Award (Italy) – 2007
 
Nominated for the Best Debut Designer at Marie Claire – 2009
 
Winner of the “Best Business Plan Award” from ISB,Hyderabad – 2013
 
Selected as one of the top 15 finalists at Vogue India Fashion Fund 2015
Awarded as “Sananda Prerona”, (one of most inspiring women in Kolkata) by Sananda Magazine – 2018
 
Nominated at the Indian Fashion Awards in the Emerging Designer of the Year, Sustainable Fashion Category – 2019
 
Nominated by Sanmarg Aparajita – Saluting Womanhood in the Fashion and Lifestyle Category – 2019