Lina Tipnis

Published on May 01, 2004 07:22 PM IST

Pegged as a "heady mix of retro, folk and vintage with an urban bohemian expression", Lina Tipnis' collection had nothing much to offer except black.

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PTI | BySunanda Kumar, New Delhi

Pegged as a "heady mix of retro, folk and vintage with an urban bohemian expression", Lina Tipnis' collection had nothing much to offer except black.

The emphasis was on shirts with a feminine drift, teamed with jodhpurs and asymmetric rouched skirts. Inserts were seen in the form of pleated godets. Sleek and easy styles give the body instant definition and radiated a spirit that was energetic, exuberant and independent.

Lina presented informal shirts in cool white linens mixed with panels of acid-printed cottons with coin sized circular patterns, with detailing in form of brocade yokes and striped cuffs. Stone coloured nubby textured cottons were layered with turquoise and rose coloured chiffons, and sheer stripes in asymmetric skirts and blouses, trimmed with ruffled ribbons squiggles, meant for day wear.

The evening wear options came in form of elegant separates of knee length asymmetric skirts, deep necked blouses, dresses, and pants, made of printed sheer knits with chocolate-bit prints in henna and redwood colours and embellished with sequins. The formal wear line was in classic black and white stripes, enhanced with the use of tissues, brocade insets, and baby ruffles. Churidar pants, Jodhpur pants, bustiers with lace-up detailing, and blouses created a chic look.

Texturing was seen in the form of thread pullouts and 'bark weaves'. Patchwork was given a new dimension with rouched graphics, while sequined reptile skin in bordeaux and olive added a dash of sensuality.

Jamewars and sheers were seen in the form of highlights. Layered gauze silks were teamed with Fletcher-noils. Linenes and crepe silks were combined extensively with tulle or silk blends.

The predominant colour, black, was used with hints of oxblood and pewter. Acid pink and lime were seen as highlights. Mock monochrome defined the theme where 'Flesh' and nude tones were seen in the form of reptile prints. Sage and khaki were teamed with berry and lime.

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