Nikhil Thampi’s collection was a surprising elegance that pleased the eye as much as it captivated the mind.
The silhouettes were an eccentric take on traditional trousseau of the Indian bride. Color palette consisting of neon red, mango, nude beige and white were complemented with gold. Chooridars made of sheer gold or white fabric, shining with sequins were teamed tunics, gowns and pencil dresses, with sequins and slitted sleeves. Dupattas became tulle capes and sarees transformed into belted gowns were paired with bikini tops or bandage straps.
Outstanding pieces were a red blouse-less saree with gold sequinned border, a white caped tunic with sheer chooridar and a white one-shoulder dress with white tulle scarf and leggings. A mango belted gown with a bra top, a nude-beige saree with a bandage top, a strapless white gown with ruffle front were other looks that made a statement.