When two sisters, Neelakshi (Nee) Ray and Oiendrila (Oink) Ray were looking for party wear for their own children, a new style was born. Nee & Oink is the result of two mom’s passion for dressing up their kids, with a sense of style and a sense of humor. With designs that capture the magic and enchantment of childhood, Nee & Oink launches with trendy and comfy pieces to dress up toddlers and miniature adults aged 1-10 years. Whimsical designs, playful detailing and a little bit of naughtiness will be the signature style! Look out for the eponymous owls, Nee & Oink, in their self-designed prints. For boys and girls, Nee & Oink promises comfort, design, personality and just a lot of fun!
Neelakshi and Oiendrila have hand-picked organic fabrics and eco- friendly dyes for their self-designed prints including the eponymous owls while keeping the fashion relaxed and functional for all children. After a chic and chirpy first line, Nee & Oink will soon extend their designs to a delicious maternity line, and a line of moms and kids together. Enjoy the party!
Q. Define your work in THREE words
A. Fun, Expressive & Functional
Q. Do you believe in signature style or would you rather constantly reinvent yourself?
A. We think that there is a common DNA threaded through our designs which keeps our lines anchored to pieces that are comfortable and appealing to our children; however, we re-invent the aesthetics continuously through inspiration we draw from the world around us and from our own children as they grow up through the years.
Q. A few emotions that impel and inspire you. Do you express the same in your work?
A. Every time we see our children or their friends playing and laughing, we are inspired. Their unbridled love and zest for life...their imaginary world, the stories they tell, the drawings they make helps fuel our creativity.
Q. When inspiration doesn’t flow through or when you feel stuck… what is it that you do?
A. We look through books, or explore the colors and textures of the world around us to find the inspiration. Sometimes it has come from a vendor on the street selling colourful cotton candy, or flowers in a field. Sometimes it comes from something more mundane, like an article or picture in a magazine.
Q. What is the one place/ spot/ country in the world that inspires you the most? And Why?
A. India inspires us the most because of its diversity. The various cultures and traditions that coexist side by side, and the kaleidoscope of colours and textures throughout the cities and villages offers a lifetime of inspiration.
Q. Tell us about your collection that will feature at the Cool Hunting Show
A. We will be showcasing our 2013 festive collection along with an extended range of western wear for kids.
Q. Finally, why are you looking forward to the Cool Hunting Show?
A. We are excited to forge new relationships and reach out to new clients, whom hopefully will become a part of the Nee & Oink family.