Thirty nine years old, Sumeet Nair did his schooling from Cathedral and John Connon School, Bombay and went on to graduate in Economics from Stanford University, California, USA in 1991.
On his return to India in December 1992, he established Black Eye Design, apparel and home furnishings export house.
Recognizing the urgent need to organize the Indian Fashion business under a formal structure, Sumeet initiated the process of setting up a nodal agency. His efforts bore fruit in 1998, when Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) was formed with front running professionals of the fashion industry. Sumeet was appointed the Executive Director of the FDCI.
He was also instrumental in putting together India Fashion week and a study to map the retail sector across the country, two initiatives that have changed the landscape of Indian fashion.
Sumeet Nair is the Managing Director of Incube Fashion and is a founding member of the Fashion Foundation of India. He is the former Executive Director of Fashion Design Council of India and had been instrumental in the creation of the council as well as Fashion Week.
He is one of the very few fashion experts in India who brings with him over a decade of experience and expertise in the industry. Delhi Fashion Week at the Emporio has been conceptualized by him and he is actively involved in its execution.