Designer Nikhil Thampi is all for 60s fashion this season. His new pret collection for exclusively.com draws from the retro theme while offering formal wear and relaxed maxis too. Making luxury and fashion more accessible since 2010, exclusively.com has served as a platform for Falguni and Shane Peacock and Rohit Bal among others and now Thampi (from December 7 onwards).
Expect dresses like borderline, shift with 60’s inspired silhouette and colour blocks in the first category of the collection which the Mumbai based describes as “LBD but with colours”. Then come maxi dresses in relaxed silhouettes in easy crepes, chiffons and georgette. Colours like neon green, nudes and bright yellow give it an evening wear touch.
Leather details on dark tones and restricted colours like emerald green and maroons make the third category formal and semi-formal wear. Actresses Shilpa Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha were seen wearing something similar from his collection. “The perfect accessories to go with any piece from my collection would be chunky bangles, or even acrylic and colour ones, with hoop earnings,” Thampi says.
Talking about the reluctance of consumers to shop online for high-end brands, Thampi says “That is fast changing. Even for my pret collection, all you have to do is forward your basic body measurements to exclusively.com and the garments will be made to measure.”
The era of over-sized and drab clothing is almost at its end he opines, while talking about trends for 2016, “glamour is going to be the prime focus again,” concludes the designer.
From December 7, at exclusively.com. Range starts at `8000.Details: Exclusively.com