Sunday, 1 September 2013

‘Char Bagh’ by Payal Singhal-Autumn/Winter 2013-14, Lakme Fashion Week

Titled ‘Char Bagh’, the Indo-western Autumn/Winter 2013 line by Payal Singhal at the Lakme Fashion Week was truly unconventional with its juxtaposition of nature and architecture. ‘Char Bagh’ or four gardens, are Persian style garden layout where the quadrilateral garden is divided by walkways or flowing water into four smaller parts. Taking inspiration from the architecture and nature story of the garden, Payal beautifully captured those elements into her collection with geometric prints and floral embroidery to translate nature on to textile.

The exquisite collection featured a long dress with scalloped cutwork tops and gota panels at the border, heavily embroidered blouse paired with lehenga, geometric printed block gown, sherwani top paired with jodhpur pants, jumpsuits with geometric prints, belly tops, cutwork jackets, one sleeve printed blouse, leggings and Patiala all in a color palette of pale blush, pink and black accentuated further by intricate gold work.

Use of earthy natural fabrics like silk mul, cotton and crepe silk combined with the architectural story presented a soft flowing feminine yet structured collection. With her own unique vision and detailing, Payal has created a wearable line, where each piece has its own strong personality.

(Image Credit:Lakme Fashion Week Facebook Page and Tandem PR)

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