Luxe cruise fashion at Payal Singhal’s Lakme Fashion Week show
Floral motifs all the way
Payal Singhal’s show at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 predictably opened to a packed house, and her luxe cruise collection was well worth the half an hour that it took to seat all the guests.
Channelling the late 1930s, the designer resuscitated fringed beaded tunics and Art Deco motifs adorned with precious baubles from Isharya Jewelry. Leather appliques put in an appearance too, attached to a palette of luxe georgette, silk and tulle. Those in the quest of formal wear can look to her billowy pants with scalloped hems for help.
Frequent ELLE covergirl Diana Penty brought the show to an end in a floaty ash-grey lehenga and a richly encrusted kaftan. And a couple of twirls too, because why ever not?