Nivi S. Murthy & Nikhita Giridhar
Somewhere between founding a New York based analytics startup for emerging designers, working at Goldman Sachs in London, studying at FIT in New York, backpacking across South East Asia, fellowship-ing at an NGO and coffee-ing over the fast fashion dystopia that India was grappling with, Ikkivi was born. The two - quitting jobs and moving countries - came together to question the gap that existed between the emerging and the established, the rooted and the traveler. And yes, their ages added together just about make it to 50, but they make up for it with their supreme conviction in culturally rich Indian talent and the luxury of being Indian in and away from India.
Amongst the things they have in common are postcodes, love of true design and fashion, belief in the borderless lure of Indian sensibilities and an appetite for endless challenges. It quite literally began on an unassuming afternoon when one of them said to the other, 'I think we've beaten around the bush just enough now. Shall we?'