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Born and brought up in Mumbai, Nikhil Thampi launched his eponymous label in 2011. His creations are a seamless combination of ethnic and contemporary design.
Nihkil Thampi completed his degree in human behaviour and psychology from Mithibhai College of Arts. He made a pivot into fashion design after being inspired by a close friend whom he was helping conceptualize and prepare for Lakme Fashion Week (LFW). Selected from a pool of 8000 applicants, Nikhil Thampi made his own debut at LFW’s Gen Next platform. Without a formal education in design, Thampi navigated the intricacies of the craft and the fashion industry on his own and at a young age. Nikhil Thampi’s creations are worn by several leading Bollywood celebrities. He was recently awarded the Grazia Young Fashion Award and the HT most stylish award.
Ensemble has worked on a special curation of Nikhil Thampi for its offline and online stores with a focus on well cut, modern western womens wear. Sharp tailoring in strong colours with interesting cut outs both in jacket and dress shapes is the interesting twist seen in Thampi’s collection that is featured here.
Ensemble's merchandising team works with Nikhil Thampi to ensure the most exclusive and premium latest collections at the best prices, both for the online shop and our 5 stores across Mumbai and Delhi.
SHOP NIKHIL THAMPI COLLECTIONS: FROM ALTERNATIVE INDIAN TRADITIONAL TO HIGH VOLTAGE WESTERN
An amalgamation of comfort and glamour, Nikhil Thampi’s designs can be described as ‘indo-fusion’. Minimal and classic, his designs incorporate subtle elements of oomph and drama, adding to the overall flair of the ensemble in question. Darker tones like blue, black, and grey, are embellished with hints of rich, luxurious gold, a common theme running across all his collections.
Nikhil’s design philosophy is simple – clean and classic design, combined with elements of surprise and the unexpected. His belief that the feeling evoked from wearing his garments is more important than the actual design forms the foundation of all his collections. For Thampi, visual inspiration can come from anywhere - a concept, an object, a landscape. Therefore, he does not limit or confine himself to one basic concept. His avant-garde indo-western styles continuously push the boundaries of Indian fashion. One will often find metal embroidery, frayed embellishments and zardozi on traditional and ethnic silhouettes. Recently Thampi has incorporated the use of handloom textiles in his creation - combining woven textiles with regional printing and dyeing techniques like bandhani, natural dyeing and hand painting.
Nikhil Thampi’s collections can be segmented in two three main categories - Indian traditional, fusion and Western. His Indian traditional line consists of lehengas, saris, kurta sets, and anarkalis. His fusion line focuses on jacket sets, cape sets, crop tops and lehengas and his Western range includes pant and suit sets, blazers, cocktail dresses and gowns. Embellished with embroidered details in gold, silver, and white, his collections make use of a broad colour spectrum. Thampi favours darker shades of black, blue, magnets, purple and red and the bright and neutral tones of fuschia, red, yellow, cream, grey and beige. Nikhil Thampi’s Indian ensembles, from his anarkalis to his sarees feature an extensive range of embroidery not limited to resham, mukaish, gota, zari, and zardozi, metal, and leather.
Nikhil Thampi’s bridal and Indian traditional line is ideal for engagements, mehendis, and sangeets. His anarkalis, kurta sets and indo-western styles are perfect for mehendis, pool parties, and welcome lunches. With their plunging necklines, high slits and cutouts gowns, Nikhil Thampi gowns are all about high voltage drama and glamour for your next cocktail or black tie event.
Nikhil Thampi’s creations are seen on the most influential Bollywood celebrities. He has dressed the likes of Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Athiya Shetty, Sonam Kapur, Anushka Sharma Kohli for red carpet events, magazine editorials and covers, press events. Take a cue from these leading ladies, and up your style game in designs from Nikhil Thampi. Shop Ensemble’s Nikhil Thampi curation in our stores and online.
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For over three decades Ensemble has run stores based on curation, quality, service and trust. We thrive on discovering and promoting new talent and providing them a platform. Almost every top designer in India today has begun their journey with us. With our new online shop, we now hope to bring the Ensemble experience to all cities in India and to our worldwide community.
Shop by designer, by occasion or by category, ensembleindia.com gives you access to the latest designer collections and designer bridal clothing directly from the fashion week runway and ateliers of India’s leading designers. The Ensemble Eye section features the most authoritative curation of luxury Indian fashion by our in-house fashion editors. Create a wishlist at ensembleindia.com for our stylists to understand your style and make a shortlist for you and then book an in-store appointment via the website to try it all on! Our stylists will guide you through a delightful journey of discovering the designers and special pieces that speak to your individual style and work for your body shape and budget. Don’t live in India? Our website help chat and Whatsapp business chat are also active. If speaking on the phone is more your style, use the ‘Speak to a Stylist
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