For the last decade and a half, Dev and Nil of dev r nil have been in the
business of fashioning beautiful clothes as well as stories - simple yet
thoughtful, delicate and layered, and styled not to overpower but to
Recipients of the 2012 Elle India Magazine Style
Awards, the brand was one of the finalists from India of the prestigious
International Woolmark Prize Finalists, as well as finalists in the Vogue
Fashion Fund. They are known foremost for their often bold and statement prints
and for their extremely well-tailored womenswear and menswear which retain an
innately Indian flavour while simultaneously maintaining a global appeal.
Besides, the brand is known for its long involvement
and work within the LGBT community and queer rights movement. They have also
branched out and dabbled in costume designing for films, including Kaushik
Ganguly’s ‘Arekti Premer Golpo’ starring the late Rituparno Ghosh, Onir’s
National Award winning anthological drama ‘I Am’ and Suman Mukhopadhyay’s
Tagore adaptation ‘Shesher Kobita’.
On it’s fifteenth year, brand dev r nil continues to champion
the contemporary without comprising on quality and imbuing their clothes and
stories with a certain timelessness in appeal, unearthing the fashionable in
everyday objects and things.