Let us introduce ourselves

6Degree is India's leading fashion business platform founded in 2014 by Amit Bhardwaj and Nikhil Hegde. There was a gap in the fashion business space that Amit and Nikhil set out to bridge – the absence of a platform that unifies the fashion industry. Thus, 6Degree emerged. A one stop shop for people in the fashion industry for all fashion business needs.
The name 6Degree is inspired from the 6 Degrees of Separation Theory that says any two people in the world can be linked in 6 steps. 6Degree aims to apply that theory in the fashion world linking people from various areas under one platform and become the digital backbone of the industry.

Fashion is the heart and soul of everything we do.

Every member of the team at 6Degree is passionate about the fashion industry in their own unique way and everyone have their own role to play. We love what we do and that shows when we have happy clients come back for more business. We love being a part of a fashion designers’ journey, watching them grow and contributing our bit to that growth. We as a team have one thing in common - love for fashion and business, & that’s what makes us who we are.

THE TEAM
NIKHIL HEGDE
Co-Founder & CEO

An MBA graduate from the University of Leeds (UK), who brings a decade long experience in business consulting and growth strategy.

AMIT BHARDWAJ
Co-Founder & CMO

A techno-business expert who has been known to build world class products across TATA enterprises and European startups.

AMRITHA PAREKH
Head of Business

Passionate about fashion, Amritha has done her masters in styling from Italy and Bachelors in fashion design from NIFT. Having handled many national and international clients, she leads the fashion business team for all geographies.

SHIKSHA SHRIVASTAVA
Head of Operations

Being a travel & style enthusiast, Shiksha has a strong experience in the fashion & lifestyle industry working with the leading events and clientele. Mastered in Fashion Communication, she heads our Operations and excels in her negotiation skills.

POOJA DAS
Fashion Business Executive

After completing her studies in Journalism, Pooja started working as a Fashion PR Executive. At 6Degree, she contributes her expertise in client acquisition as a part of the fashion business team.

ESHA KANANI
Associate Manager - Fashion Business

A trend setter, lifestyle influencer and a one-man-army, Esha is an integral part of our Business team. She leads projects with unmatched zeal and zest with a very focused approach. She is a fashion styling graduate from Pearl Academy.

AVEKA RASTOGI
Social Media Executive

Combining her background in product designing with her passion for graphics, Aveka manages social media for designers, effortlessly ensuring each of the designers asthetics are truly reflected through their social media handles.

PARAS CHAWLA
Fashion Business Executive

A keen eye towards menswear is what has driven Paras to this manic world of fashion. Paras works with 6Degree as a business executive. He also extends his knowledge as a design consultant to help designers establish their label and identify their signature. 

MISHIKA PUNJABI
Fashion Operations Executive

A Luxury Brand Management Post-Graduate  with a background in advertising, inclined towards creating eye catching  and creative digital campaigns.

DOLLY PARSHOTAMANI
Brand Solutions Executive

A Luxury Brand Management Post-Graduate with experince in Social Media Business. She is currently working on developing creative solutions for lifestyle brands.

PRIYAL VYAS
Fashion Operations Executive

With a background in arts, marching towards her masters. She has all hands on board for all the marketing operational activities.

Neha Tekriwal
Head, MakerSpace

A Symbiosis design graduate with an experience of more than 6 years, Neha has a sharp eye for fabrics, finishes and embroidery with a forte’ of building stand out brands. Neha is obsessive about aesthetic sense of an ensemble and it's outreaching markets.

OUR MILESTONES
6Degree is born
July 2015
6Degree is born
July 2015

6Degree makes an entry into the fashion ecosystem with a vision to become a digital backbone, unifying the fashion ecosystem. From brand solutions to runways, 6Degree now serves over 500 designers across India. 

Fashion Week debut at Mysore
September 2015
Fashion Week debut at Mysore
September 2015

6Degree gets its first contract for curating and executing Mysore Fashion Week, by bringing 15 designers from across India to showcase at the heritage city of Mysore. Mysore Fashion Week, christened as the RoyalRunway, became the rising fashion platform for South India - a home to the leading bridal deisgners from across the country.

Debut at Lakme Fashion Week
March 2016
Debut at Lakme Fashion Week
March 2016

6Degree becomes the first evet talent partner to the country’s largest fashion platform – Lakme Fashion Week. 6Degree presented three talented designers to showcase their collections at the 6Degree Show at Lakme Fashion Week. Since then, over 50 designers have showcased on the 6Degree Show at Lakme Fashion Week, providing a platform to emerging designers from across the country to showcase their talent on one of the largest national platforms.

First round of funding
September 2016
First round of funding
September 2016

6Degree raises its maiden seed round from the iconic Indian Angel Network, the country’s largest angel network. The round was aimed at building momentum into the fashion ecosystem, expanding 6Degree’s national footprint. With his round, several high profile angel investors backed the 6Degree story, enabling the company to increase its presence in India and cater to designers from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.

Launch of STUDIO -6Degree Fashion Services
March 2016
Launch of STUDIO -6Degree Fashion Services
March 2016

6Degree launches its fashion services business called STUDIO - a one stop shop to being end to end brand solutions for designers and brands. Ranging from photoshoots, influencer marketing, celebrity styling, social media, editorials and in-store retailing, 6Degree now manages over 300 designer brands through a single solution model. 

Want to know more? Visit http://6degree.co/services to build your own STUDIO package!

Fresh funding for 6Degree
December 2017
Fresh funding for 6Degree
December 2017

6Degree raises a Pre-Series A round led by Indian Angel Network and TAN advisors. The additional fund was used to expand the team and strengthen the technology and business footprint to over 50 Indian cities.

 

6Degree partners with FDCI
September 2018
6Degree partners with FDCI
September 2018

6Degree entered into a partnership with Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) to provide a platform for young and emerging designers at the FDCI India Fashion Week. This program provides end to end support from mentoring to brand development and runway showcase at the India Fashion Week from 2019.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NIKHIL HEGDE
Co-Founder & CEO

An MBA graduate from the University of Leeds (UK), who brings a decade long experience in business consulting and growth strategy.

AMIT BHARDWAJ
Co-Founder & CMO

A techno-business expert who has been known to build world class products across TATA enterprises and European startups.

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