Exclusive: Celebrity Fashion Designer Payal Singhal Talks About Top Bridal Trends And Why Breezy Wedding Outfits Are In Vogue
There is no such thing as too much time when you are knitting your dream wedding. If you are a bride planning to get hitched this year, most of your weekends must be going on prepping, making long checklists and saving pictures of bridal looks and outfits on Instagram. Whether your wedding date got shelved due to the lockdown and is finally happening or just got fixed, you must be having a lot on your plate. Plus, keeping up with the fashion brands trends and zeroing down on the best pick from the plethora of options could become extremely stressful which is the last thing you should be doing right now. Well, we got some help for you to sort things and help get abreast with top bridal trends and tricks from an expert, celebrity fashion designer Payal Singhal.
Singhal has dressed the likes of Sonam Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar to name a few. Her contemporary silhouettes, feminine prints and aesthetics and soothing colour palette perfectly appeal to the millennial Indian women and their style. Her brand has recently collaborated with another up and coming millennial-esque fashion label Indya to cater to tap into a broader market and bring in interesting collections for the fashion-forward customer base, or the #PSGirls. We roped in the designer for an exclusive and got her to dish some fashion trends of the year that brides are going to opt for, some styling tricks and why she chose Indya for a brand collab.
The pandemic has changed the wedding industry and shaped bridal trends for the foreseeable future. For all the brides-to-be in distress completely clueless to what will be in vogue this year, hear it from the horse’s mouth. Singhal says, “2021 is the year fashion will continue to get more democratic.” We completely agree. According to her, the unconventional yellow would be the hot colour for brides. “They’ll want to dress up to feel good. They’ll want cheery, fun colours which look a lot like hope — case in point is (one of) Pantone’s colour for 2021 that is the ‘Illuminating’ yellow.”
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The designer says since weddings are getting smaller, brides today want lighter yet versatile indian pieces that can be worn all year round and can be styled with accessories to make it suitable for different occasions. Speaking of lighter wedding outfits, we asked her the reason why modern brides are gravitating towards fuss-free silhouettes. She said, “The minimal mindset to buy couture is on quality over quantity. It’s also a lot about investment pieces that can be worn and repurposed in many ways.” And that’s exactly what she is seeking to do with her collab with Indya as well. She added, “Cumbersome one-time wear lehengas are a thing of the past, versatility is the ultimate bottom line.”
Talking about her exciting collab with Indya, the collection and why she chose the brand, she said, “Working with Indya was one of the best experiences I’ve had and we were in complete synergy of what we wanted to do and how we wanted to present this collection and it has been an absolutely enriching experience for both brands. Our endeavour has always been to be an all-encompassing label that offers something for everyone at every price point. We wanted to do a collection that makes the Payal Singhal signature more approachable and attainable, and for that, Indya made for the perfect brand to work with.”
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The Payal Singhal for Indya capsule collection features chic and breezy separates that could be paired differently for a new outfit every time. This includes drop crotch pants, shararas, jumpsuits, pre-stitched sarees, jackets, tops, kurtas, and dupattas. Spilling some styling hacks that brides can trust, especially for a relatively breezy wedding outfit, she said, “Some of my recommendations would be the grey foil back tie crop top paired with a grey floral maxi skirt and mint dupatta to complete the look or the Navy elasticated waist crop top paired with the navy ruffled maxi skirt.”
Lastly, she summed up what a millennial bride wants in her bridal outfit by saying “The 2021 bride wants something which makes her look beautiful on her big day and something which is grand and appropriate for an intimate wedding so it has to be elegant and understated and royal at the same time.”