Born in 1983 to Indian immigrant parents, Nina Kharey is a Canadian fashion designer and founder of the luxury line NONIE.
Kharey was surrounded by textiles from an early age. Her father managed a knitting factory and her mother was a menswear seamstress. She was fascinated by how an artistic design transitions from the drawing board to a tangible article of clothing. She received a degree in Engineering from the University of Calgary. Following the violent death of her older brother in 2005, Kharey left her professional career and launched House of Nonie to find peace.
Kharey is known for designing relaxed silhouettes and refined basics with an emphasis on effortless style. Her work is influenced by minimalism and East Asian attire. She was mentored by the award-winning fashion visionary, Barbara Atkin.
In 2017, Kharey was nominated for the Swarovski Canadian Arts and Fashion Emerging Designer of the Year Award. Her client list includes prominent personalities including the wife of the Canadian Prime Minister. In July 2018, HRH The Duchess of Sussex wore NONIE to the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition in London.