Gypsies and Bohemia

Payal Singhal Celebrated 20 Years in Fashion

Two successful decades in fashion is a great achievement for any designer and Payal Singhal has not only carved a niche for herself in the country but also got a loyal following around the globe.

 Creating a bohemian Turkish and Moroccan bazaar set on the ramp with Turkish carpets hung above and the mosaic patterned ramp below, the show opened with colours, zest and loads of feisty flavour.

 Drawing her creative ideas from folklore especially the Islamic architecture and the colours of bazaars in Turkey and Morocco as well as the 10th century gypsy vagabonds; the total mood of the collection was for the free-spirited millennial wanderers.To complete the “Gypsies and Bohemia” look Payal added totes, fanny packs, belt bags and wristlets.


Georgette, bits of velvet and organza


 From neutral white and ecru, the palette moved to periwinkle blue, pale rose and pops of neon with black.


 Thread work, cutwork jaalis, leather embroidery, frayed tassels, which were the leitmotif of the collection; appliqués, patchwork, pom-poms and 3D textures formed the highlights on the garments. Payal’s signature prints came in the form of hand painted blossoms and ikat.


Payal’s men’s wear matched the theme as printed kurtas – some with side drawstrings – bundies, skinny trousers and churidars added to the look of the collection.


  Shibani Dandekar and Farhan Akhtar. The pair looked ultra-stylish in coordinated ecru creations. Shibani looked dazzling in a georgette lehenga and choli topped with a tasselled, 3D embellished cropped blouse; while Farhan looked totally dashing in a printed kurta, churidars and dupatta.  The ensembles were splashed with exciting neon wool, floral zardosi work as Shibani and Farhan strutted down the catwalk in perfect unison.

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