For Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festivities 2012 Payal Singhal, the established yet talented designer from India, showed off an inspiring collection for the Autumn/Winter wardrobe. A fantastic palette of colours with oriental silhouettes of tunics, dresses and kaftans, Singhal really did make an impression on her audience. With inspirational shades from the north to tones of the east, we see a diversified collection yet very inspirational. Singhal herself has named the collection, ‘India in Colour’ and from what we have seen that is a very suitable name. With complicated work of crystals and embroidery, also called peeta work, the collection still keeps it’s own aspect of origin design. The rest of the collection also involves mukais work, a type of hand embroidery, as well as the work of abhla and zardozi, which is a type of crystal print. Lakmé Fashion Week summarise the Payal Singhal collection as, “bringing together Indian drama and grandeur”, and Indian fashion with emphasis on colour. In the future, we look forward to see more from the talented Payal Singhal.
Nandita and Anuradha Thirani
Lakmé Fashion Week describes Nandita and Anuradha Thirani as giving “fashion an ethereal touch”. With a collection inspired from the Lotus flower, we take a look at a collection with simplicity yet an elegance touch. With tones of the flower, we seen neutral colours combined with the black and white theme. To emphasise the stylish silhouette, easy and languid, reflect a relaxed appeal to the garments. Pieces involving gold sequinned sheeting, embroidered collars, pleated patch saris, and the frequently recurring Lotus motifs, the Thirani duo emphasise on feminine beauty. With the constant Lotus Flower follow throughout the collection, it was at it’s whole the most beautiful union of creations. Welcome the line of Thirani, the Lotus Flower.
Article by Elin Christensen
Images courtesy of Lakmé India Fashion Week