Inspired by the ancient primeval gold jewellery of a lost era, Payal Singhal’s “Maaya” collection was an extravagant offering at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015.
Exploring the techniques and intricate workmanship along with refined shapes, Payal added her unique, creative, contemporary touches to the ensembles.
The motifs seen on the first pieces of gold jewellery excavated from ancient Egypt, Rome and India, were beautifully transformed into zardosi, Mukaish and appliqués; while the fabrics chosen for this stunning collection matched the intricate embellishments. Rich silks, tulle and mul were showcased in earthy colours that moved from natural stone, to pretty pale rose, stately grey, elegant cream and finally dramatic black.
Highlights of the show were the embroidered low crotch dhoti pants, stone silk raised hem kurta, silk organza kaftans, tunics, black fish scale Patiala and the navy embroidered Afghani salwar with ornate kurta. Jackets and lehenga were dazzling with gorgeous work while the Banaras palazzos and Mukaish tulle dupatta added to the dazzle. The three sari entries in dual tones had simple embellished cholis.
Showstopper Nimrat Kaur was a vision of elegance as she glided down the ramp in a fully ornate gold lehenga/choli in flaming Marsala red silk. From ancient civilizations to modern Red Carpet creations, Payal Singhal’s “Maaya” collection offered the stylish woman a slice of extravagant fashion.
Pic Courtesy : Lakme Fashion Week