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LFW Winter/Festive 2010: Payal Singhal

Having been in the business of Fashion for ten years, Payal showcased a collection that included some of her more signature silhouettes and designs. Which of course meant crystal embellishments by way of Swarovski, dresses and kurtas in crepes and satins among others, and sheer leggings.

If this was an exercise in nostalgia, the indulgent designer was a success. We wish she instead reinterpreted her signature style, because as it stands, this wasn’t one our favorites.

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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Fresh Off The Runway

Attending Payal Singhal’s show during Lakme Fashion Week, were the Kolhapuri sisters sporting the designer’s latest.

You’ve already read our take on Ms. Singhal’s show, need we say more? Going just by these two ladies, the clothes just didn’t translate well off the runway. At all.


Left: Tejaswini Kolhapuri At LFW
Right: Payal Singhal, LFW Summer/Resort 2010


Left: Padmini Kolhapuri At LFW
Right: Payal Singhal, LFW Summer/Resort 2010

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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Lina Tipnis, Payal Singhal: LFW Summer/Resort 2010

Lina Tipnis’ collection drew it’s inspiration from Turkey and while she could’ve floored us, left us instead with a mellow “But haven’t we seen this before?” feeling.

The jeweled dresses were signature Tipnis; we’ve seen it before in her previous collections. The map print dresses with the jewelled detail didn’t really work for us visually. Boring and busy. What I did like though were the prints inspired from the blue Iznik tiles. So summer.

I do have a feeling we’ll be seeing many of these jeweled shifts off the runway.



Lina Tipnis, Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2010

Oh baby, bling it on. This collection from Payal Singhal almost had us reaching for our shades. The crystal embroidery/the jeweled necklines under the bright runway lights were positively blinding. (We saw this collection in the store later and it still was jarring up close.)

In theory it sounds great… lots of separates, neutral colors like ecru in simple silhouettes paired with statement making jewel/crystal encrusted necklines but in reality, it was just so jarring. Loud and overwhelming, it was hard to look past the shimmer.

Considering though that these dresses photograph better than they look in person and the fact that many love their ‘bling’, I have a feeling we’ll be doing ‘spottings’ of this collection soon.



Payal Singhal, Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2010

Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

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