Payal Khandwala‘s design philosophy is one that you cannot compare to any other. The thing we absolutely love about her designs is how she takes classic silhouettes, styles, and fabrics and turns it into art because that is where her journey first began. A visual artist before anything else, Payal Khandwala showed us her artistic side with abstract and figurative paintings. If we delve deeper into her designs and styles you will notice that her clothes are simply a shift of base for her—From a canvas to fabrics. Art has always been at the center of everything she creates. Whether it’s a classic desi-inspired kurta or a 3-way pleated top, Payal Khandwala is a label for the intelligent, non-conformist woman. Her designs speak comfort fitted into luxury which also gives you timeless style and a spirited attitude.
Think comfort, think Payal Khandwala’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Her line was made with handwoven textiles by artisans in Bhagalpur, Bangalore, Bengal, and Benaras who created these beautifully colour-blocked pieces (a technique they used for the first time). Payal Khandwala didn’t hold back the brightness with her garments creating them in shades of rani pink, electric blue, and Tuscan-sun yellow. She also featured her floral ‘Tachi’ brass accessories were inspired by flowers like Jacaranda, Roses, Saffron, Marigold, and Gulmohar—Statement-making yet minimal!
The focus was to explore new silhouettes, some of which were achieved by rethinking details such as seams. By sculpting the fabric around the body so that side seams followed the pleat or the drape, or in some cases were done away with entirely.
Each garment was fierce yet feminine, easy to wear and ones that we’d immediately add to our summer wardrobe.