Just one more day to go for the much awaited Lakmé Fashion Week and we can hardly contain our excitement! We are beginning to see little teasers of what to expect from various designers and it is enough to stir our curiosity We are especially excited to see the collaboration between ace designer Payal Singhal and Lakmé Salon. Named the ‘The Show Stopping Bride’, the collection promises to be the answer to every contemporary bride’s prayer. The collection is set to present a refreshing take on extravagant silhouettes, exotic embellishments, vibrant makeup and intricate hairdos.

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Commenting on the beauty look they have carefully put together for the show, Heena Dalvi, National Creative Director – Lakmé Salon said, “Our inspiration has been drawn from the medieval and late medieval period. Taking inspiration from the Harappan culture, Mughal era and the Gupta and Satavahana period, we have incorporated soft yet intricate-detailing techniques like the Harappan braids, Bouffant and top knots that will add to the bride’s elegant and stylish looks.”

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The collection seamlessly weaves old-world folk art into a contemporary context by using folk art tapestry like the Turkish Kilim, the Persian Kashan, the Medieval Mille-Fleur and the Swedish Flamskväv. Details like flat weaving, loose fringes, pastel or bright colours and bold patterns are used to create a unique commentary through textiles.

Designer Payal Singhal says, “Lakmé Salon is indeed the best partner for my first collaborative collection - The Show Stopping Bride. The collection caters to the sensibilities of the experimental, confident and coeval bride. The silhouettes stay true to our signature rebel, comfort-first ideology, with conventional designs amalgamated to create handcrafted edgy ensembles. It’s a fantastic experience to work with the Lakmé Salon Backstage experts who understand the beauty sensibilities of Indian brides. The Show Stopping Bride Collection is an ode to the past, reinvented for the bride of today.”