While whites and beiges set in contrast with yellows and the reds defined Nikhil Thampi’s collection this year, the one staple beauty trend that his models sported was the tucked behind hair trend. Hair let down casually but gelled smartly to stay away from the face was the one beauty take away from his show.
Rahul and Shikha
Rahul and Shikha’s show was the most Indian + international in terms of design aesthetic, especially when it comes to incorporating rural crafts into urban designs. And to complement their beautiful mix of urban ethnic, the hairdos were kept restricted to top knots and braided buns. These messy braided buns with hair tucked away from the face added to the looks impact and remain our personal favourite of the lot.
Ka Sha’s bohemian looks layered in maxi skirt dresses and ethnic dupattas were applauded with fanfare this season, but what added that very chic touch to her outfits were the center and side parted buns muted with tucked-in ends. These unusually rounded buns in variations of different pairings teamed juxtaposed effectively with the otherwise boho looks.
Anita Dongre’s Grass Root collection which glorified the Indian textiles to the tee was teamed with multiple kinds of buns in many variations. Textured hair tucked back into buns, half buns, high buns et al--all designed to suit the very earthy tones of the collection, designed to perfection, making for some sophisticated, urban looks.
Gaurang Shah’s bridal looks were the most sought after bridal looks this season and those gorgeous bridal outfits in reds and yellows were all very well complemented with the big naths and chand balis. But nothing justified the ethnicity better than the hair. Styled in buns, the hair was kept very Indian with wavy curls tied up in center parted buns.