Payal's bra-baring brigade

Payal Jain's show on Day 1 was more of a skin show than anything else.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2006 17:34 IST

Bikinis, halters, tube tops, micro skirts and bustier. Payal Jain's show on day 1 of India Fashion Week in the Capital was more of a skin show than anything else.

"Even though my clothes were a little racy and flamboyant, they are catering to today's generation. But, I have focused on my strengths - Indian textiles and embroideries," explains Payal.


Flaunting bare backs and midriff, models walked the ramp in short, pleated skirts in silk and nets and strappy camisoles in shining, metallic colours. The creations were loud, sharp and seductive.

Knee length coats that had multi coloured sequins and patchwork were quite a rage. Similar to other designers' creations, Payal's clothes too had a line of jackets worn over bejeweled kilts.

Hip hugging wrap around skirts, dazzling hot pants worn with ponchos and kaftans in coiled embroidery looked modish. Princess cut dresses reflected the past century.

The second line comprised of churidar pants (which looked like skin tights more than anything else), angrakha coats, swarovski trenches had typical Indian ornamentation on them, looked exotic.

Payal used a variety of colours in her collection. Turquoisse, purple, pink and red formed the colour palette. The ensembles were accessorized with big chunks of gold zari work earrings. The fabrics were rustic & rich with velvet, Chinese silk, transparent tissue,

Silhouettes were very 19th century and medieval in look. One could see intricate hand embroidery and detailing in appliqué and cutwork on the separates.

So, does the designer think Indian designers have made their place on global platform? "I think we are beginning to make a mark and we do get a lot of attention internationally.

First Published: Apr 06, 2006 12:46 IST