Bringing back the old vibes is what it’s all about! When a collection is inspired by the nostalgic Bollywood glamour of the 1990’s it has to rock the ramp. Nikhil Thampi kept the tempo upbeat as the iconic songs of that era with their foot tapping beat inspired his creativity for a colourful line.
Heavily influenced by songs like Tip Tip Barsa Paani (Mohra), Saat Samundar (Vishwatama), Tamma Tamma (Thanedar) Jhuma Chumma (Hum) and Muqualbala (Hum se hai Muquabala); Nikhil took the key elements of the clothes worn during those songs for his “Light, Camera, Fashion” collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015.
Reflective lamé and shimmer fabrics were the leading stars of the show with shades of yellow, white and black being the supporting cast. The color story finally ended the action on the ramp, in a burst of hues like gold and gunmetal dazzling metallic shades. Giving a fun filled modern twist to shapes, Nikhil revealed structured semi Indian silhouettes, flowing maxis, gowns, soft blazers and waist coats.
The show opened with the sun yellow line of bandaged, pre-stitched sari, halter choli and sarong, slit plunge neck gown and a one-shoulder backless number. Leather accents were prominent when they appeared as bands on bodice to hold figure hugging maxis or as harnesses for midi creations.The cross over long sleeved gold cropped top matched with white bell- bottoms, the gold pantsuit and the leather bra under a shimmering jacket and pant were dazzlers on the catwalk.
Giant lapels gave the gleaming trench coat a masculine touch but the black/gold halter leather strapped jumpsuit revealed a perfect lounge wear vibe. For the finale it was the gold and gunmetal lamé gowns with high slits and leather straps enticingly wrapped around the bodice that were risqué but oh so sexy!
For women who want to relive the riotous colurful days of the 1990’s with Bollywood glamour; then they must add some action with “Light, Camera, Fashion” by Director Nikhil Thampi.