Payal Singhal's Winter-Festive 2012 Collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Inspired by the Colours of India

Ranjit Rodricks , 04 Aug 2012
Payal Singhal's mirrored lehenga
Payal Singhal's mirrored lehenga

Designer Payal Singhal’s show on Day 1 of Lakme Fashion Week’s Winter / Festive 2012 season, was a riot of kitsch and colour which would go down well with any woman who globe trots and is looking for a western look with Indian accents. Payal has learnt the art of perfectly fusing the best of Indian textiles and embellishments with sexy western cuts.

East-meets-West in Payal Singhal's creations
East-meets-West in Payal Singhal's creations

Since the collection is inspired by India and all it’s colorful hues, you’ll find the pink of mystical Rajasthan, the joyous, bright hues of the northern frontier, and the balmy bright colors of the east which offer a kaleidoscopic insight into an almost perfect blend of history and modernism.

Kavita Kharayat wears a Payal Singhal creation
Kavita Kharayat wears a Payal Singhal creation

Inspired by Indian Adivasi costumes of Kutch and Orissa this collection of vibrantly hued ensembles in a rainbow of acid neon’s of cyan, fuchsia, lime, cobalt, and indigo is a tribute to the colorful tapestry of the country. Spun into a visual story with contemporary silhouettes like kurtas, kaftans, tunics, dresses, kalidar saris and short lehngas and embroideries like pita, abhla and zardosi for a rural meets urban text.

A Payal Singhal design
A Payal Singhal design
Shibani Dandekar in Payal Singhal
Shibani Dandekar in Payal Singhal
Shibani Dandekar and Puneet Nath
Shibani Dandekar and Puneet Nath

The designer had singer Shibani Dandekar and choreographer Puneet Nath as her show-stoppers while the first row saw Maria Goretti, Tejaswini Kolhapuri and Padmini Kolhapuri sitting pretty!

Maria Goretti
Maria Goretti

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