Mouni turned showstopper for Payal Singhal at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week X FDCI in an off-white georgette zardozi applique embroidered choli and lehenga with mukaish organza dupatta with rose pink tulle veil.
Payal Singhal’s love for art began with her National Award winning, renowned artist grandfather J P Singhal, who was her driving force. The pandemic allowed her to put a paintbrush to paper, which ended up as the inspiration for her Painterly collection at Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI. Aimed at resort wear and destination wedding-ready collection buyers, Payal brought colourful inspirations of abstract art and Mughal miniature paintings to present them as her signature PS Prints.

Payal’s extensive knowledge of the Gen Z bride’s requirements ensured that the wedding entourage was well dressed for bridal festivities.

The silhouettes span the gamut from anti-fit and oversized to unapologetically sexy. The energy of the collection exudes feminine edge and a deep embrace of one’s sex appeal. While the brand’s signature silhouettes like kalidar shararas and the tie-back cholis remain a constant, you can expect more experimental and deconstructed Indian wear too — pants with tie-up half lehengas, ruffled blouses, hip cut-outs and festive pant suits. The embroideries and prints mimic brush strokes, with a palette that uses largely neutral bases punctuated with pops of colour. Zardozi, mukaish and woollen thread work mingle with bandhani textures in this line.

Keeping her male customers in mind, Payal designed colourful, soft, short jackets with cuffed pants, unstructured jackets with matching trousers, a bomber jacket teamed with a kurta set, kurta shirts, an ornate bundie worn with shimmering kurta/churidar set and some simple traditional kurtas Aimed at the global, jet setting, gypset Payal Singhal’s “Painterly’ collection of holiday wedding trousseau wear was all about art, colour and a versatile look at fashion for the modern dressers.
I have approached each outfit like a painting — a sketch that evolves into a silhouette, then layered with fabrics, textures, embellishments, and colours; just like multiple strokes come together to create an artwork. I did not abide by any rules of perceived rights or wrongs. Just a whole-heartedly artistic endeavour to enable our PS Girls to express their true selves through these clothes,” said Payal Singhal about her collection.