The upcoming fashion event seems high on evening-centric offerings, mixed with art-inspired resortwear.
The Fashion Design Council of India returns to Mumbai after 16 years with the Lakmé Fashion Week, starting 12-16 October at the Jio World Convention Centre.
After the two trying years of lockdown, it's not hard to understand why designers explore wilderness, travel, epoch defining historical eras and art forms. While SVA and Nirmooha take us on an adventure trip steeped in holidays and nature, Limerick and Payal Singhal have visually arresting art forms on their moodboards.
Looks like twinsets or co-ord sets are here to stay. So is 3D baroque-inspired embroider.
Payal Singhal 's Painterly collection dips into  repository of childhood memories and personal experiences for this collection. Singhal grew up around fashion owing to her parents’ garment export business. However, besides her penchant for the dynamism of design, art was an integral part of her world too. Her grandfather was the National Award-winning artist J.P. Singhal. Under his creative influence, her love affair with the canvas started early on, an innate skill she lost touch with over the years as fashion took over. The pandemic allowed her to return to painting, bringing her immense calm as she put paint to paper. Apt for destination weddings, the pieces come to life thanks to multi-hued brush strokes and abstract art besides miniature Mughal paintings.