Lina Tipnis’ fantasy on Lakme Fashion Week Day 5

Mumbai, Mar 15 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Shades of burnt sienna and coal, skin and egg and the frothy blue clouds – these were the colours that sailed down the runway as Lina Tipnis unveiled her “Fantastical Land” Summer/Resort 2011 collection at Lakmé Fashion Week.

Giving a strong emphasis to cocktail and club wear the sharply cut minis, were tailored in basic shapes that moved from sheaths to shifts and trapeze silhouettes, with a few blouses and Jodhpuri trousers completing the look.

Displaying a distinct shoulder emphasis for many of the garments, Lina added on interesting sleeves that moved from pegged to cowl.

Using her signature Trompe L’oeil technique featuring the chandelier and coin print for the creations, the collection was a mix of style, practicality and colour coordination.

Introducing her line of specially designed jewellery – earrings and rings – Lina matched them beautifully with every garment.

Giving a galactic title to each ensemble, Lina started with a dupion skirt in midnight blue with satin tank top, the stylish palazzos with black one-shoulder top, peg dress in ochre with star brooch, elegant sienna dress with circular sleeves and jewelled shoulder patch, another shift with diamond harness around the armholes and an hour glass dress in midnight blue with jewelled shoulders.

The shimmering embroidery was often added to act as necklaces or pendants on the dresses. The final trench in black with pewter coin print had shimmering collar and epaulettes that ended the perfect summer ready-to-wear collection.

Lina Tipnis’s offering of the “Fantastical Land”  can fly off the racks this season with the international as well as the Indian buyers.

"Fantastical Land” Summer/Resort 2011 Lakmé Fashion Week

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