Lippan Kaam is a mud mirror art in India that is a circular decorative feature in houses in the country. It’s said to take out the bad luck brought upon by evil eyes. For Fall 2019, this particular work of art was the starting point for the latest seasonal collection from TSE. In recent seasons, creative director Michelle Robinson had been looking into India for their references, and this offering is no exception. The distinct and crafted pattern of the circular piece was referenced countless times here, both as a graphic on coats and dresses, and other times on the brand’s timeless knits. There’s even a turtleneck embellished with tiny mirrors to, hopefully, reap the same luck as the actual mud mirror art does within Indian houses. As far as color is concerned, the collection stayed within the realms of the dusky neutrals of the South Asian continent, with pops of lime green and honey yellow. And while stylistically as a whole, there were many Eastern references, the layering for winter weather was more Western than what the inspiration suggested. Just goes to show that people from all around the world can find something to appreciate from TSE.
Photo: Courtesy of TSE