- Region India, Pakistan and Middle East
- Country India
- Participation 2018/19
MIUNIKU is a women’s wear brand founded by sisters Tina (29) and Nikita (27), who were born and brought up in Mumbai, India. Growing up in the city of Mumbai, the designers were apart of rapid globalization, and many of its factors greatly influenced the way they lived and perceived things.
In 2009, Tina completed her bachelor’s degree in business studies in Mumbai and later that year, went onto do a short course in Fashion marketing at London College of Fashion. In the summer of 2010, Nikita completed a diploma in Fashion design from Raffles International in Mumbai. Later in 2010, both went to study a Degree in Pattern Cutting, progressing onto a BA(Hons) Womenswear, at London College of Fashion. They graduated in June 2013. They are currently based in Mumbai.
The brand name comes from the nicknames given to the designers by their parents. Tina-Miu and Nikita-Niku. The overall brand aesthetic is a balance between cleanliness and graphic details, mixing minimal and maximal elements.
In May 2014, they were awarded the Special Jury Prize at the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers 2014. [site:www.lvmhprize.com]. Tina and Nikita also received the Fashion Innovation Award at London College of Fashion (July 2013) and the ISKOTM Denim Diffusion Award (July 2013). They were Semi-Finalists of the H&M Design Awards 2014.