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Nitin Bal is a young and internationally acclaimed fashion designer from India. Post his tenure at NIFT Delhi, he launched his label “Nitin Bal Chauhan” at Lakme fashion Week in the year 2007 and won the best debut designer award. His collection was inspired by crafts of Himalyas and he named it ‘Lust for Life’.
This eccentric artist turned fashion designer, apart from sketching, worked for the upliftment of the crafts of Himachal Pradesh, which resulted in the formation of an NGO by the name of SEWA HIMALAYA. This NGO was started by him in collaboration with one of his friends and the Himachal Pradesh Government. He has exhibited his work at leading shows across the globe including the London Fashion Week, Tokyo Fashion Week, Tranoi in Paris and the India fashion week.
Awards and nominations received by the designer are many and to name a few are AZA GEN NEXT AWARD for best designer at Lakme Fashion Week aut/win07..
Lost or Found officially selected for screening at the New York Film Festival 07, Directorial debut feature film “LOST OR FOUND” nominated for “best cinematography” at the Asian Festival of First Films 2006 in Singapore. Winner of “Dream catchers” competition organized by Portico, New York, Femina, FDCI and British Design Council Award 2004, 6th in Global Garment Design Competition 2002, Milan, Italy.
As a student he was awarded Scholarship for Masters in Fashion Design by Domus Academy, Milan, Italy, NIFT Trophy and Ritu Kumar’s Award for Best Design Collection in FASHIONOVA 2002 , Best Conceptualized Collection in CONFLUENCE 2002, North Zone Winner of Smirnoff International Fashion Awards 2001.