Nikko Kefalas’s innovative and creative style has gained him recognition among fashion’s most elite photographers, designers, and talent. He personifies“Style” and is recognized as an avant-garde fashion and celebrity stylist. He is one of the few who can develop unique and cutting edge images while working with in the guidelines of both editors and clients.
A Fashion Design Graduate and Costume History Major, Nikko started out as a young fashion designer designing collections in both Canada and in Europe. This is where he gained an understanding of constructing and tailoring garments and applied it towards coordinating collections for the runway and for fashion editorial's. Nikko worked with such coordinators as Kevin Krier & Associates, Debra Hughes and Mao P.R. for the collections of Marc Jacobs, Issac Mizrahi, Hugo Boss, Perry Ellis, Carolina Herrera, Tommy Hilfiger, and various beauty companies such as MAC Cosmetics, Maybelline, Sephora, Sebastian, Joico, L’Oreal, Matrix, Redken, and Schwarzkopf.
While working with Patricia Fields’ (“Sex And The City”) and prestigious boutique, “The House of Fields”, Nikko was introduced to the underground sub culture of New York fashion. In 1997, Nikko was approached by BlackBook Magazine to work as a stylist and freelance creative director. Not long afterwards, he became their exclusive Fashion Director. His contribution and sense of style made Black Book a recognizable urban fashion magazine virtually overnight. He helped develop and create the Little Black Book directory guide and brought in major fashion advertisers, helping the magazine grow. In 2007 Nikko also became Contributing Editor for Vogue En Español and In 2009 Contributing Style Editor at Surface Magazine. His contribution to the Avant Guardian Issue gave the magazine a winning nomination for its innovative collective editorial.
Nikko has worked as a Stylist and Creative Director with a wide range of magazines such as Numero, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Flaunt, GQ, Paper Magazine, L’Uomo Vogue and Brazilian/ German / Russian /Greek / Spanish Vogue. Some of the celebrities he has styled include P!nk, Steven Tyler, Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Natalie Portman, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Aniston, Brooke Shields, Sharon Stone, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria, Janet Jackson, Venus and Serena Williams and James Franco. In addition, Nikko has worked on many ad campaigns for Neiman Marcus, Guess,Carolina Herrera, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sony, Paco Rabanne, Kenneth Cole, Steve Madden, Joico, Sebastian, MAC Cosmetics, Redken, Shiseido, Maybelline and Escada.
In the public eye, magazines such as In Style, Women’s Wear Daily, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Black Book, Vogue En Español have chosen to interview Nikko about designers and fashion trends. He has also appeared as a commentator and critic on “Fashion Police”, Fashion File, E!Style Channel’s “Full Frontal Fashion”, “Facing Fame”, as well on-site host, coordinator and style expert for NBC’s“Fresh Faces of Sports Illustrated”. “Nikko is one of the first few editors who introduced Haute Couture to the young pop culture editorial world in the nineties. With his sense of creativity and direction, he’s styled these over-the-top constrictive garments and makes them seem young, fun and fresh and is best remembered for that.