Sunday, February 16, 2014

Designer of Gen-Next:Nikhil Thampi

Designer in-Focus:Nikhil Thampi
He is a creative head behing men and women both.

From Glossy covers to red carpet, he is in all the news these days. The young designer Nikhil Thampi is the Gen-next designer who is spreading all over style blogs and fashion magazines. From virtual space to the real world we can see him these days.

With no formal training in fashion, 26-year-old Thampi first showcased his collection in 2011 at the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

It's often said that the red carpet is a great leveller.
"I was always inclined towards art and fashion but didn't pursue it seriously. It was my family and friends who pushed me to participate in the fashion week," says the young creative head. 

 With India the case is, the smaller and upcoming designers are being recognized
He says: "Not every designer gets the opportunity to showcase their talent at big fashion weeks. The smaller ones provide new designers a platform to exhibit their talent and gain recognition."

Fashion in India is constantly evolving and a lot of young names are getting prominence. Fresh designs and interesting silhouettes are taking over, setting new standards in the industry. "Younger talent is being recognised now, however they should be given more international exposure as well," adds Thampi. (

A psychology graduate, with no formal education in design, he has definitely proved that one doesn’t understand or interpret fashion by simply studying in a design school, it is about knowing, embracing and expressing your innate creativity, which is unique to you. (
Right said Nikhil!

Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Vidya Balan,Sonam Kapoor and Anushka are a few to name who worn his designs with great elan.

Name:- Nikhil Thampi
DOB:- 4th November,1986
If not a designer:- would be working in his family aviation business
Favorite Actress:- Anushka Sharma
Hottest current trends:- Monochromes
Fashion addiction: waistcoats and sunglasses
Favorite city: - London
Biggest Achievement: - To be invited to Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week.
His designs are available at: - Twist @2, Haus Khas village.


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