Nikko Kefalas stands out as a highly acclaimed Artistic Director, renowned for his innovative and cutting-edge creative style in the realms of fashion styling and photography. His exceptional sense of style is evident in his ability to craft unique and avant-garde images, all while adhering to the guidelines set by editors and clients.
Beginning his career as a fashion designer with a background in Fashion Design and Costume History. His early experiences equipped him with a profound understanding of garment construction and tailoring, skills he later applied to coordinating collections for the runway and fashion editorials. Collaborating with renowned show coordinators, Nikko contributed to collections for esteemed designers such as Marc Jacobs, Isaac Mizrahi, Hugo Boss, Perry Ellis, Carolina Herrera, Tommy Hilfiger, and major beauty companies like MAC Cosmetics, Maybelline, Sephora, Sebastian, L'Oréal, Matrix, and Schwarzkopf.
During his tenure at Patricia Fields' prestigious boutique, "The House of Fields," Nikko delved into the underground subculture of New York fashion. In 1997, he joined BlackBook Magazine as their stylist and freelance creative director, swiftly elevating the publication into a prominent urban fashion magazine. Nikko played a pivotal role in developing the iconic Little Black Book directory guide, attracting major fashion advertisers and contributing significantly to the magazine's growth. He also held contributing editor positions at Vogue En Español and Surface Magazine, earning recognition and nominations for his innovative editorial work.
Throughout his illustrious career, Nikko collaborated as a fashion stylist, contributing editor, and creative art director with distinguished magazines such as Australian Vogue, Vogue Brazil, Vogue España, Vogue Japan, L'Uomo Vogue, L'Officiel, InStyle, Ocean Drive, Conde Nast Traveler, Elle, Elle Quebec, Elle China, Marie Claire, Interview, Numero, Flaunt, GQ, and British GQ.
Nikko's portfolio includes styling numerous high-profile celebrities and working on advertising campaigns for prestigious brands like Neiman Marcus, Guess, Carolina Herrera, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sony, Paco Rabanne, Kenneth Cole, Steve Madden, Wolford, Joico, Sebastian, MAC Cosmetics, Redken, Shiseido, Maybelline, and Escada.
His expertise has attracted attention from media outlets such as InStyle, Women's Wear Daily, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Black Book, and Vogue En Español. Nikko has appeared as a commentator and critic on shows like "Fashion Police," "Fashion File," E!, Style Channel's "Full Frontal Fashion," and "Facing Fame." Additionally, he has served as an on-site host, coordinator, and style expert for NBC's "Fresh Faces of Sports Illustrated."
Recognized as one of the pioneering editors who brought Haute Couture to the young pop culture editorial world in the 1990s, Nikko Kefalas continues to make a lasting impact on the industry, transforming extravagant and restrictive garments into youthful, fun, and fresh looks through his creative direction and styling abilities.