Payal Singhal presents Turkey-inspired collection 'Sanat'
April 4, 2019: Ever since beginning of her design career, Indian designer Payal Singhal has accentuated and celebrated the Indian woman in a global context. To present her muse in the most sophisticated manner, she often takes inspiration from art and her travels. Her latest capsule collection 'Sanat' (meaning art in Turkish) travels to pre-historic Turkey to create a mood board of carpets, pottery and geometric motifs from the region, which also feature Persian and Greek nuances.
Fused with Ikat weaves from Pochampally, the-destination-wedding-meets-summer-getaway collection is a modern-day narrative on blending multi-faceted eastern inspirations.
Anatolia rugs and Ikat textiles heavily inspire the colour palette, but Ms. Singhal balances her go-to hues such as cranberry, black, stone and dusty rose with bursts of pop colours like coral, lime and pink. She recreates the imagery of a Turkish traveller of yore with balloon-sleeved tops and traveler dhoti pants, alongside updated house signatures like asymmetrical tunics, kurta-sharara sets, draped saris and lehenga sets.