Payal Kapoor recreated the beauty of the Raj with her collection.
Diverse fashion directions were presented by Payal Kapoor, Mayank Anand and Shraddha Nigam.
Calling her collection “Notes from The Raj”, Payal Kapoor recreated the grandeur of the Raj era at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012. With specially woven intricately designed fabrics from Benares, Payal paid a tribute to the craftsmen of that city with her exquisite garments. In shades of green, nude, black and wine, there were dhoti style miniskirts with Benares halters, twotoned tiered maxi skirts teamed with peplum blouses and cutwork scarves, multi-coloured layered lehengas with cutwork covers and rich red kaftans with imposing shimmering leaf embroidery.
The mermaid skirt with twinkling embroidery worn with a frilly one shoulder top, the tinsel georgette panelled kurta and the floor length skirt with a richly embellished black velvet broad border, evoked inspirations of The Raj.