Lakme India Fashion Week Winter 2011 - Payal Kapoor

Payal Kapoor's collection was titled "Rang Birangi," i.e. Colorful and the name was a perfect choice! Payal had the Indian bride in mind when she put a modern touch on traditional designs. She also proved that net is still in and we'll continue seeing it in future collections from designers.

Whether you're looking for an Anarkali or a bridal lehnga, Payal Kapoor has you covered.

"Fluid silhouettes in net and silk swayed down the catwalk in shades of rust, dull green and nude. Lavishly using ombre for the garments, Payal gave the sari blouses a generous splash of sequins in multi colours. Combining the traditional with the more elegant touch and adding ethnic motifs, Payal used gota and aari embroidery lavishly, to give the collection that opulent look.

Presenting a clever fusion of heritage crafts and culture with the modern touch, Payal Kapoor’s “Rang Birangi” collection was the perfect global fashion offering.

Displaying a collection of lean tunics or Kalidar kurtas with a wide assortment of gota and Dabka work on the borders and the main garment, Payal showed a line of ethereal net saris in dual shades of beige/turquoise or red/ivory which were teamed with shimmering gold churidars or slim petticoats.

Net played a major role for the majority of the collection and even appeared for the wide salwars. Alternating between anarkalis and saris, all lavishly worked with a profusion of embroidery, Payal ended the show with a solo entry by super model Sheetal Malhar in a flame red net lehenga/choli combo encrusted with unbelievable embellishments  and draped in an orange net dupatta."

Lakme India Fashion Week Winter 2011 - Payal Kapoor

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