Beauty & Fashion

Contemporary designs for your wardrobe

Designer Payal Pratap Singh is back with her Spring Summer 2011 collection at Collage. Her new collection boasts of Influences of contemporary Mughal in colours of ecru, red, black, fuschia and gold.

Influences of contemporary MughalInfluences of contemporary Mughal

Payal Pratap, designer Rajesh Pratap’s
better half is merely six months old with her prêt line. But in no manner is the pretty lass naïve when it comes to designing. Before having her very own moment in the fashion industry as a designer, she has worked hand in hand at her husband’s studio assisting him with his fantastic creations for nearly sixteen years now.  It was through her designer spouse that Payal got her foray into the world of creativity with constant exposure to high end fashion and trends. Though, most of their conversations at home revolve around colours and fabrics, in real life they are two different individuals. They believe in giving each other their own personal creative space.

 “It's only recently I felt the need to embrace it as a career. Certainly, there are many things I have learnt along the way and he is always there when i need him. And we aIso graduated at the same year along with designers like Manish Arora and Namrata Joshipura,” says the NIFT graduate.  Her first collection is primarily based on cotton silk blends and handlooms in the Indian colour inspirations of Kajal, Kora, Haldi, Tulsi and Sindoor. Texturing and embroidery are the main highlights of her wonderful ensemble. “It’s a simple and a wearable line,” she says who loves her wardrobe and cannot do without her Indian attire.

Her designs are inspired by Indian miniature paintings and Mughal motifs which are very eminent in her exquisite collection. “I just wanted to work with rich Indian colours and create an Indian line for today's woman,” she says who is currently working on her second collection which is  much on the festive side which has intricate gota work, traditional Indian embroideries in deeper hues like green, red, bordeaux, gold and ivory.

As a person Payal is modern, independent, yet deeply rooted in tradition at the same she enjoys her freedom and space which is reminiscent in her collection, “Cotton jacquards, light weight handloom cottons, crisp and fresh, with subtle Indian embroideries.  Simple and easy silhouettes in colours are ecru, naturals, ochre, reds, oranges and yellow are the colours for this season,” says the new designer who loves the richness in Indian textiles as it reflects colours and love. Its just been six months and her collection is already flying off the shelves. “I am trying to determine the pace of growth.  I have partnered with stores that I admire and I look forward to working with many more good people.”
Payal Pratap Singh's collection is available at Collage in Bangalore.

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