What sets an heirloom piece apart from your run-of-the-mill festive wear? The fact that it has a sense of nostalgia and history about it, something that makes you feel connected to the country’s rich history of handicraft. That’s exactly what Payal Singhal’s bridal wear collection focused on—the feeling that every piece has a story behind it. Gen Z it-girl Alaya F closed out the designer’s show at Bombay Times Fashion Week, wearing an embellished white lehenga. Scroll through to get the details.

There’s no question that the white lehanga that Alaya wore is impressive, but what makes this look interesting and fresh is the slightly risqué blouse paired with it. While the silver and gold all-over embellishment gives this outfit a sense of occasion and references heritage handicraft techniques, the cut of the blouse brings us firmly back into the modern era. While Singhal has said that she aimed to evoke sepia-toned memories with this collection, it’s important to note that there is nothing stuffy or old-fashioned at play here.