Lina Tipnis, Payal Singhal: LFW Summer/Resort 2010

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Lina Tipnis’ collection drew it’s inspiration from Turkey and while she could’ve floored us, left us instead with a mellow “But haven’t we seen this before?” feeling.

The jeweled dresses were signature Tipnis; we’ve seen it before in her previous collections. The map print dresses with the jewelled detail didn’t really work for us visually. Boring and busy. What I did like though were the prints inspired from the blue Iznik tiles. So summer.

I do have a feeling we’ll be seeing many of these jeweled shifts off the runway.



Lina Tipnis, Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2010

Oh baby, bling it on. This collection from Payal Singhal almost had us reaching for our shades. The crystal embroidery/the jeweled necklines under the bright runway lights were positively blinding. (We saw this collection in the store later and it still was jarring up close.)

In theory it sounds great… lots of separates, neutral colors like ecru in simple silhouettes paired with statement making jewel/crystal encrusted necklines but in reality, it was just so jarring. Loud and overwhelming, it was hard to look past the shimmer.

Considering though that these dresses photograph better than they look in person and the fact that many love their ‘bling’, I have a feeling we’ll be doing ‘spottings’ of this collection soon.



Payal Singhal, Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2010

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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  1. I kind of like both collections because it’s very wearable. I think that’s the difference between Indian’ designers and “Western” designers. The latter are more “conceptual” in my opinion. The designs are nice to look at but don’t appeal to a large group in contrast to Indian designs.

    Embellishments still seems to be the trend. And I think Lina Tipnis did a good job with the bling. I also like the colors.

    • I second that…each one of those outfits are wearable and practical….I guess thats why Indian designers have such a huge market overseas.

  2. i’m a fan of payal’s desi wear for the cuts, and therefore, a regular customer. but i do have to say that everytime i shop, i have to look through myriads of outfits before finding a few that are suitable options. but most of her other customers never seem to have any issue with the blingier stuff. i do have to say that she has a good eye for fabrics and prints, but usually kills their effect with too much embellishment 🙁

    love the cuts on lina tipnis’ collection!

  3. i’d love to own any of the outfits here from the Lina Tipnis show

    and the flowy tops with the chudidars in the Payal Singhal

    beautiful clothes these!

  4. i actually like this collection. very wearable and versatile. especially loving the tunic on the model: 2nd row, 4th pic from left.

  5. Grey dress is a copy look 22 Francesco fall 2010, the whole collection is too much inspired by ranjana esq jewelled bib necklace… nothing original

  6. God, Turkey as an inspiration, and this is all she found?! That said, the clothes are very wearable I guess because the silhouettes are so safe. I like the harem pants, and even the map dresses.

  7. nothing original from payal singhal….
    looks like she was “inspiired” by the big ornamental necklace trend…. each ensemble looks the same, blingy neckpiece, tight bodice, and different bottoms…. looks like she went thru a few foreign magazines, and was “inspired” by a few silhouettes….
    its a blah collection overall…..

  8. im assumming all the comments are from well trained established sucessful fashion crtics or designers right? if not unless u can do any of the stuff these guys can u should just shut up….:)

  9. im not a fan of Payals collection. its looks the same OVER and OVER again. btw all her fashions shows in the USA are VERY unorganized!!! after attending the last few shows i have lost interest in her line and stop buying as her store intermax filled bankrupcy!! the lady needs to get it togather before she loses all her clients !!!

    • The store called ‘indomix’ not ‘intermax’ was not owned by ‘Payal Singhal’ she only supplied her goods to them. Please get you facts before talking about somebody in public.

      • amisha is right, it was half owned by payal as well. and yup her show’s are unorganized. honey in the states everyone is entitled to their opnion. u get ur facts straight~


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