About Us

Key skills / advantages:

A young and innovative management and design team that believes in total quality, strong internal systems to ensure delivery of the right product at the right time, and understands international fashion, is the cornerstone of Black Eye Design.

Black Eye Design's focus on design as well as the development of fabrics, surface ornamentation - embroideries, and prints has established it as a key home furnishings company in India. It's willingness to experiment and learn and its strong design abilities are important advantages in this competitive market.

Founder and President:

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, a garment and home furnishings export house. By 1994 he started catering to a sizeable international market and currently has high profile clients like Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and Nicole Miller Home among others.


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.

An animal lover, he has six dogs and lives in Delhi.