Among the many famous designers to present on Day 1, was the brilliant and talented Designer Payal Singhal who showcased her exquisite collection titled “Char Bagh” derived from the architecture and style of the Persian gardens. A particular significance of these Persian char bagh gardens is the division of the space into four parts by a walkway or water body.
Gaining inspiration from this characteristic, Payal has modeled her collection on the same lines using bold graphic prints to reflect geometry on the garments. The collections featured feminine silhouettes in both Indian and western outfits in floral and geometric prints in very earthy fabrics like silk mul-mul, cotton and crepé. The colors were mostly blush pink and black accentuated with gold borders and motifs and delicate embroidery.
While the Indian ensembles in the collection featured churidars, lehenga saris, asymmetric hemline kurtas, printed blouses and jodhpuri pants, the Indo western section comprised of graphic printed pants, cropped tops, balloon sleeves blouse and gowns.
The outfits which stood out from the rest of the collection was the interesting combination of an embroidered sherwani blouse with Jodhpuri pants and gold embellishing work on a jumpsuit – thereby making both the outfits blend with the rest of the collection. The dramatic tiny black cutwork Koti added glamour to the kalidar kurta and the gold cutwork jacket when worn with an embroidered border tunic had a great fusion appeal. The lavishly crafted Patiala salwars with the purple silk kalidar kurta completed a very stylish and wearable collection.
The lovely and gorgeous super model and Bollywood star, Lisa Haydon ended the show looking very pretty and ravishing in a blush lehenga with a broad maroon gold border and a long sleeve choli coupled with a net dupatta with gold zari border.
An interesting fusion of Indian and western cuts, prints and silhouettes, we love these ideas for a modern desi bride.