Payal Singhal’s Spring-Summer collection, aptly titled, The New Normal, celebrates both the uncertainty and the sense of hope that the new year brings. “This collection is defined by the overarching mood of our times. We did not look far and wide for inspiration, but at what’s unfolding right in front of our eyes. We’ve used fashion as a tool to portray life as we now know it. And while that definition may be different for everyone, one thing is for common: we’re all doing the best we can,” shares Payal.

Ahead of her launch, she chats with ELLE about her new collection, and how the last year has changed her design sensibilities.