Lakme Salon’s ‘Illuminate Show’ by Nikhil Thampi unveiled at LFW

Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The sensational hair and make-up looks for Summer-Resort 2016 were unveiled by Lakme Salon at the much awaited “Illuminate Show” with the collection of ace designer Nikhil Thampi at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer-Resort 2016 here.

Inspired by the sky, galaxy and space, the very glam ethereal make-up and hair by Lakme Salon were the highlights at Thampi’s show on the third day of the fashion gala on Friday.

“Bringing together our strengths, Lakme Salon and I together have conceptualised a theatrical collection, for the power women of today and their celestial form,” said Thampi.

Balancing the stylish looks for the crowning glory and Illuminate makeup was “Quantum”, a line of garments by Thampi, a surreal spring offering inspired by reality and the infinite universe. It was a strong, no-nonsense range of powerful shapes that gave pret wear a new design dimension.

From earthy tones starting with white, beige and black, there was a marked shift in the colour story to bright jewel shades like tangerine, red, blue, deep green and dusty pink. Bringing a certain touch of asymmetry to the hemlines, Thampi showcased stylish blazers and striking dresses with his characteristic cut-outs embellished with sparkling metal detailing.

The innovative use of the metal links that held the slashed designs and materials recreated the “Quantum” theme perfectly.

The “Hue” segment was devoted to striking make-up and wild and wanton hair, which at times spiralled upwards or curved into a dramatic angle. Pants often turned into interesting skirts and were teamed with jackets, halter blouses as well as cropped tops.

For the “Shimmer” line, it was arresting make-up and braids for the hair that created a magnificent look for the crowning glory. Ingeniously designed, the sensational braiding technique turned the hair into curved fans, trellised crowns, plaits and geometric designs that defied imagination.

Finally for the “Crystal” line, it was the glittering lips with matching head ornaments atop shaded heavily voluminous hair that were at times side-swept or grandly bunched up, that made a grand beauty statement.

Dark hues of deep green appeared for multi-slit skirts, blue pant suits and two very seductive long sleeved shoulder-revealing black sheath and gown.

The five-day fashion even is taking place at St.Regis here.

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