The shimmer and shine of the “Palace of Mirrors” collection inspired by the Sheesh Mahal in Amer Fort in Rajasthan was a glittering presentation by Payal Singhal at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. Giving her creative, modern, interpretation of the intricate patterns and fine detailed mirror mosaic work from the walls of the palace, Payal translated it effortlessly and beautifully on her creations. Opting for a pastel gentle palette in coral, blush, ecru and grey, she turned it into separates and Neo Indian occasion wear.
For a collection so stunning, the fabrics had to match its grandeur, so Payal zeroed in on Dupion silk, cotton, mul, tulle and silk organza for the quirky retro floral and geometric prints that embellished the elegant silhouettes. Long pleated floor skimming skirts, tiny body-con cholis, fluid maxis and elegant palazzos were ideal for formal summer soirees.
Making a stunning impression on the ramp were the churidar-skirt, low crotch pants worn with mosaic mirror work choli, embroidered sharara pants, and the off-shoulder choli with lehenga sporting a mirror cut-work waist belt.
Leather appliques appeared minutely for the saree border, kurta with short silk jacket and silk cape with zardosi embroidery. The grey silk cropped top was teamed with an interesting lehenga with zardosi work and spike silver leather appliques.
Ending the show was the lovely Tamannaah Bhatia who glided down in a blush Dupion silk choli, lehenga with zardosi and leather applique and net dupatta.
When formal wear demands a glamorous entry it will be Payal Singhal’s “Palace of Mirrors” collection that will create the perfect impact.