Payal Khandwala's Festive-Wear
Payal Khandwala's Limited Edition Festive-Wear Is Immensely Practical
Jewel tones and Payal Khandwala are inseparable – and that works out brilliantly for this festive season. “Colour is my thing”, says Khandwala, who’s employed vibrant hues – deep blue, pop purple, and bright vermillion – in her festive-wear line.
The collection consists of 16 looks made with traditional Benarasi brocades, but the silhouettes are strictly contemporary. “I like going to weddings, and dressing up. But at some point I realised everyone looks and dresses the same,” says Khandwala. This is ideal for when you're planning what to wear to a destination wedding or a festive party: “You want something that’s traditional but doesn’t make you stand out inappropriately."
Her line addresses that conundrum with lehengas with pockets, jewel-toned oversized shirts, brocade column dresses, and asymmetrical jackets. It lends itself to many mix-and-match possibilities and some pieces – like the shirts and culottes – can just easily be incorporated into the everyday wardrobe.