Born and raised in Mumbai, Payal Singhal grew up in an environment steeped in fashion, films and art. From a very young age, she was drawn to sketching and designing.

To add to that, her father, designer and entrepreneur Dinesh Singhal of London Fashions, also comes from the fashion business. Hence, creative thinking is not just in her DNA, but was also an essential component of her growing up years, and it didn’t take long for Payal to start showing signs of someone to watch out for.

At the tender age of 15, Payal created her first couture look which won her the ‘Designer of the Year Award’ by Shoppers Stop.
Post that, Payal went on to sharpen her design knowledge and skills by pursuing a degree  in Fashion Design from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. She also pursued summer school at The Parsons School of Design, New York and certificate design courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York before launching her eponymous label in 1999.

Today, Payal Singhal is a leading South Asian fashion house that emphasises on modern Indian bridal and occasionwear intermingled with a global flair of design. While history and culture pose as starting points for the label, tradition is approached with a renewed outlook to lend a present-day relevance to each collection.