‘The New Emperor’ fashion collection by Payal Khandwala as well as the outstanding make-up and hair looks by Lakmé Salon experts, were targeted for the daring, ambitious, bold woman who embraces opulence with confidence on the biggest day of her life.
The joint venture between the two brands was obviously a perfect match for the launch of the first bridal collection. Lakmé Salon has for long been the backstage specialists of all the popular and remarkable designer labels in the country.
A refreshing take on the Indian bride, The New Emperor, is Lakmé Salon’s collaborative collection that focuses on allowing the nonconformist bride to ‘Illuminate’ on her wedding day. To best encapsulate this concept Lakmé Salon introduced gold in the make-up to articulate nobility and radiance, as it is completely befitting for the Emperor in her.
Using these as her inspirations recognized designer Payal Khandwala showcased ‘The New Emperor’ a show conceptualised to present fierce, fashion, contemporary hair and makeup looks for the daring Modern Indian bride-to-be. The collection was focused on the bride who is not content playing princess but choose to be king.
Using the Lion as the crucial motif of the collection, Payal used this excellent symbol to also bring forth courage and bravery as the underlying concept of the outfits.
Implementing her crucial hand woven, exclusively developed fabrics from Benaras, Payal had the gold threads which lighted the jewel tones and were similar to vintage heirlooms. Layering played a significant role in Payal’s outfits where the silhouettes were long and slim and discovered some men’s wear elements. Softer fabrics such as rich raw silk however ensured that the complete appearance highlighted the concept of the New King.
Jewel tones like royal purple was ideal for the royal draped shawl blouse teamed along with rust pleated trousers. The trendy emerald blazer looked spectacular with electric blue embroidered skirt and shirt, while the crinkled cape was the perfect cover for a red embroidered lehenga. Bringing more elegance to the collection, the deep purple poncho worn with an antique gold long lehanga offered a strong impact.
Benarasi brocades and silks designed in West Bengal accented with minimum hand embelleshment made it extremely wearable yet chic.
The outfits are practical, uncluttered and hassle free. They are split and the outlines are lengthy. The fuller, more elegant shapes are paired with menswear essentials such as coats, cuffs and collars to discover that perfect balance and focus on this dichotomy.