Titled ‘Untamed’ the Spring Summer 2014 collection by talented Nikhil Thampi celebrates the power of the sexes and their freedom for uninhibited expression. Through this collection, the designer captures the spirit of the today’s time (Read: Zeigeist), an amalgamation of new age, urbane sophistication with the underlying rebellion against social conformism.
The collection featured structured blazers, uber-sexy high slit gowns, tailored trousers, bralets, pleated high-waist pants, pencil skirt with side zip detail, dress shirts, tan leather pieces and of course his signature metallic obi belt with metallic floral details. One of the stand out piece was the cape-like jacket with cut-out details, paired with a high waist trouser, thus untaming the established idea of a pant suit. Almost all the pieces were embellished with 3-D rose-gold metallic flowers that gave the collection a sophisticated feel.
On the other hand interesting zip detailing brought in a fashion forward feel to the collection. Fabrics like crepe, stretch cotton, organza and leather blended with the color story of summer white to blush pink, nude, yellow, red, teal, purple and tan leather depicting the feminine yet rebellious nature of the collection, fluid yet solid. This is one collection which speaks the language of new age confidence with ease, awakening the beauty and the power of the untamed life.
(Image Credit:Lakme Fashion Week)