The heat pick

Besides the soaring temperatures that signal the onset of spring and summer,there is also something less galling and much more exciting that promises an alleviating season ahead.

Written by Tanvi Salkar | Published:March 3, 2009 2:38 am

Lina Tipnis exhibited her Spring Summer Collection ‘ 09 in the city with a range which included digital art and embroidered jewellery

Besides the soaring temperatures that signal the onset of spring and summer,there is also something less galling and much more exciting that promises an alleviating season ahead. The summer collection is here with designers and stores gearing up to clinch the wardrobes for the next couple of months. One of the first ones was the Lina Tipnis Show that had Tipnis exhibit her Spring Summer Collection 09 in the city. Held at En vouge,Tipnis,in collaboration with Rudraksh store,showcased an unusual assortment that has already hit the stores.

Known for her minimalistic ensembles Tipnis gives special emphasis on engineering the product to suit an individual’s style. The show had three sequences with distinct innovation and style. “The first one,Voile and Surface Dart portrayed the silicon generation,representing the controlled yet independent women of 09. The Cartoon Coutoure was a digital art sequence inspired by McKay,the hypothetical cartoon character and it rendered the world we live in. For instance it loves to look good and socialise with a five carat diamond ring on the back of its dress. My third collection was jewellery inspired where I had embroidered the jewellery owned by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala on the garments using the trompel’oeil technique,” says Tipnis as she adds,“ This summer it is going to be all about natural fibers and neutral colors in numbers. My fashion design always has a scope for accessories since I believe,a pretty handbag or a pair of appealing shoes bring the garment to life.”

One of the earliest and admired couturier,Tipnis,who has had no formal training in fashion designing feels it has been her innate need to create garments. “I am also often driven by the pressure of deadlines. When we started with fashion it was a virgin territory,our problems were resources and technology. Today with a phenomenal growth the challenges are different and competition oriented. The youngsters seem to be very talented but they need to work hard to swim against the tide,” she adds as she readies for next collection,set to be out at the end of this month. It will be a tribute to the country and will celebrate its heritage,jewels,textiles and craftsmanship drawing inspiration from India,revealed on the couture.

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