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A dash of turquoise

US first lady Michelle Obama flaunted it in her dress at the White House Christmas decorations on December 2. It also comprised a chunk of the colour palette of Ranna Gill’s show at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW).

fashion and trends Updated: Dec 11, 2009 20:23 IST
Shweta Jain

US first lady Michelle Obama flaunted it in her dress at the White House Christmas decorations on December 2. It also comprised a chunk of the colour palette of Ranna Gill’s show at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW).

Colour turquoise might outdo other shades in spring summer 2010. At least that’s what Pantone, USA, the colour-supplying company to fashion and interior houses, is predicting. Designer Nimirta Lalwani’s SS’10 collection at WIFW, was based on a quote from couture giant Christian Dior that ‘Tones of grey, turquoise and pink will prevail’. “I have done many pieces in this shade. It blends well with most of the other shades. It’s neither too harsh nor too pale on any skin tone,” she says.

And the hue is not restricted to dresses alone. Jai and Parvesh in their SS’10 showed men wearing turquoise jewellery on the ramp. “Ours was a resort wear line and turquoise mixed with other blues, greens and corals worked for us. Chappals, bangles or neckpieces, turquoise works well on everything, except as evening wear.”

“Irrespective of what Pantone predicted, this is one colour that is always in demand. It goes spectacularly well with the Indian skin and is shown in jewellery or stoles besides garments. You can mix it with white, ivory or beige,” says Gill.