Global appeal with an inherent Indian soul is the magic mantra of designer Payal Khandwala.
A painter first, Payal treats every outfit as her canvas, painting it all the way with her distinctive, minimalistic and cross-over perspective.
Having redefined the industry with her unique take, Payal completely defy’s the notion of “no pain no gain” in the fashion purview.
A true marriage of comfort and chic, every ensemble by the designer reflects a strong persona of today’s intelligent, non-conformist and effortlessly stylish woman.
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Dipped in bright hues, Payal Khandwala combines rich handwoven fabrics in silks, cottons and linens with her standout drapes, cuts and textures to create an ensemble that speaks for itself.
With an eponymous label launched in 2012, she has garnered much love and appreciation from industry insiders and all the prominent fashionistas in this short span of time.
Right from Sonam Kapoor, to Malliaka Arora Khan and Neha Dhupia, B-town beauties too have a soft corner for this young label.
When in mood to flaunt a power-packed, statement appearance, our favorites from the tinsel town keep coming back to the designer for her ethnic skirts, pant suits, drapes and striking sarees.
Scroll down to admire some of the best pieces, the designer draped her muses in.
While vacationing in California, for her encounter with a beautiful sunny afternoon, actress and fashionista Sonam Kapoor dressed to perfection in an ensemble from Payal Khandwala. Giving us a gorgeous ray of sunshine wearing a yellow dress, Sonam put her most fashionable foot forward on the foreign shores. With a pair of brown brogues and her tan Hermes arm candy, the woman caused a further rise in temperatures.
When being a princess became boring, Sonakshi Sinha dressed up like a king in a brocade pantsuit from Payal Khandwala. The new emperor of today, Sonakshi ruled the look wearing the magenta suit from Payal Khandwala AW 2016 collection, with an embellished bralet. A rani haar combining emerald with pearls sealed this boss look. Posing for a magazine, Sona exuded much royalty and elegance.
Hairstylist and owner of the B-Blunt salon chain, Adhuna is known for her dynamic personality and free-spirited attitude. Designer Payal Khandwala rightfully draped one of her favorite muses in a striped monochrome pantsuit. Wearing the ensemble with a crisp white shirt and a pair of smart shoes Adhuna aced this one. A berry pout and a wavy hair updo summed up her exotic appearance. The hand-woven brocade pantsuit got the lady a mention in the Best Dressed 2016 list by Verve India magazine.
Neha Dhupia is often spotted wearing kimonos from the designer’s label. Out of the many looks, we particularly loved two looks of Neha Dhupia in Payal Khandwala.
For her red carpet appearance at IIFA, Neha ditched the usual elaborate ensembles for a pair of white separates. The separates when layered with a shining bright yellow pleated kimono from Payal Khandwala, added all the charm to this beauty.
At the charity event organized by Habitat for Humanity, Neha layered herself in a color-blocked kimono jacket from Payal Khandwala. The cream escapade lined with bright green and orange ends looked exceptional on the Neha’s tall and broad framework. Brownie points for the green Ferragamo clutch and a top knot bun, which completed the lady’s look for the day.
The timeless beauty, Sridevi sported a young vibrant look wearing a red silk brocade dress from designer Payal Khandwala. In the handwoven dress from Payal’s AW 2016 collection, Sridevi rendered much charm and grace. This was surely another topper from the designer’s “The New Emperor” collection, that boasted of the rich culture from the holy land of Benaras.
The actress completed her look with a pair of nude peeps, beautiful earrings, and a golden clutch.
The Mohra girl, Raveena Tandon is known for her unique personal style. The lady looked divaliscious at the Mirza screening last year, wearing a striking blue square hemmed tunic from Payal Khandwala. Donning the asymmetric piece, Raveena looked so comfortable yet absolutely chic. To elevate her chic quotient Raveena wore the solid piece with a chunky sapphire choker and bracelet. A bright red pout and blue heels completed her movie night look to perfection.
For the Durga Puja celebrations, the bong beauty, Kajol dressed up traditional in a striking red and magenta saree from Payal Khandwala. The six yards of handwoven silk escapade got added definition with the ecstatic purple pallu. The saree complimented the vivacious spirit of this B-town beauty to the T. Kajol accessorized her saree with a round black bindi and a pair of beautiful chaandbalis. Her infectious smile colored berry and a bun with gajra rounded up Kajol’s festive look.
Malaika Arora Khan
Payal Khandwala’s ethnic skirts were a rage last year among our Bollywood pretty faces, with almost every prominent fashionista donning a fusion look from the designer.
Of all the leading ladies, Malaika wore the skirts the best. Wearing on multiple occasions, we loved all the skirts she wore from Payal’s latest collection.
On Ganesh Chaturthi, Malaika wore a navy blue set of shirt and skirt with a long green jacket.
For a wedding, Malaika looked regal wearing a golden skirt with a red blouse and draped dupatta from Payal Khandwala’s collection.
Mallaika looked beautiful wearing a pastel blue brocade skirt with a white blouse from Payal Khandwala.
To represent India on an international platform, Parineeti dressed up in Payal Khandwala. Wearing a white blouse with a pair of rich brocade silk pants, Parineeti reflected the true spirit of modern Indian woman.
The chirpy lass elevated her Indianness completing her indo-western look with a pearl necklace and pair of heels. A pair of pearl earrings and a ponytail added extra charm to this elegant look.
Playing with jewel tones of emerald and royal blue, Kriti Sanon put up a slayer power packed appearance wearing Payal Khandwala separates. The jacket layering with a twisted take on the classic halter neck took the look notches higher. Kriti complimented this statement look with a heavy traditional necklace.
Diana Penty made two head-turning appearances donning statement pieces from designer Payal Khandwala.
The lady chose to accentuate her sleek and tall frame wearing a draped floor length number from the label. The electric blue escapade with a muted peach peeking from underneath gave us all new color combination goals. Diana summed up this chic look with an eye-catching pendant and a braided hair updo. Nude strappy sandals provided for the finishing touches.
For her appearance in the city of nawabs, Lucknow, Diana opted to go with a royal yet stylish look from the house of Payal Khandwala. Wearing silver separates, Diana made quite an impact. The handwoven striped brocade tunic paired with striped pants added some boldness to the innocent face. Adding a pop of color was her pair of contrast red sandal.
The designer continues to surprise us with her contemporary aesthetics and we are all set to witness another era unfold with Payal Khandwala’s refined taste of luxury without having to sacrifice comfort.
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