Nikhil Thampi celebrates the modern, confident Indian woman
The designer on his Tweak India X Kohler collaboration
There’s a reason Indian designer Nikhil Thampi is a celebrity-favourite — from Indie darling Kubbra Sait, in her Thampi trench suit, to Vidya Balan in his contemporary spin on a sari and of course, the legions of women who find their soul mates in his silhouettes. The designer is known for his edgy, standout creations — that tend to find favour in strong confident women who are known for their distinctive personalities.
And that’s the woman he had in mind when he was designing his piece for the Tweak India x Kohler collaboration, where he created a sinuous sandy-hued statement gown that will take you through the party season, effortlessly. “The Tweak India woman is modern, confident and has a hint of humour and that’s something that I see synergises with Kohler products. I see elegance and grace. Minimal in design but maximum in impact,” says Nikhil Thampi. For the Tweak India X Kohler India collaboration, the designer chose Truffle from the India Palette, the latest offering from the Colours Of India collection.
He fell in love with the colour Truffle, a mid-tone neutral brown that is rooted in the heat of the desert, yet gives a gentle nod to winter foliage. “What drew me to Truffle is its neutral and versatile approach. It celebrates and compliments every skin tone, so we came up with this evening wear look,” he says. Like the designer said himself, minimal in design and maximum in impact, this kind of a comfortable statement gown is the only thing you need to get through this party season.