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Collection – 'A Perfect Fit' - Spring Summer '14
This season our muse is a little bolder. She is statuesque, sensuous, uninhibited, elegant. She marries menswear essentials with more feminine elements to create her own design voice that is neither masculine, feminine or androgynous. Mostly because her personality is defined by neither and her spirit embodies them all. The emphasis is on shape...
Born in 1974, brought up in Mumbai, Payal received her first Art Scholarship at the National Board Level in 1990. She is a fashion design graduate from SNDT in Mumbai and graduated with several awards for Illustration, Design and Construction and won ‘Designer of the Year’ in a nationwide competition held by ShoppersStop in 1994. She interned with designer Krishna Mehta in Mumbai before moving to New York City in 1995 to pursue a degree on scholarship, at the Parsons School of Design. She graduated in 1999 with honors, with a BFA in Fine Arts and Illustration. Whilst in New York she also worked with designer Sandy Dalal, CFDA’s winner of the Perry Ellis Award for menswear in 1997. After her return in 2002, she completed a diploma at Metafora, an international workshop for Contemporary Art in Barcelona in 2005. In 2007 she received Society Magazine’s Young Achievers Award in the Fine Arts category. Her works have been exhibited extensively in Mumbai, Delhi, New York, London, Barcelona, Tokyo and Singapore and her works are currently on consignment in galleries in New York, Barcelona and Mumbai and in several private collections in the US, India, France, England, South Africa and Belgium.