Designer Payal Khandwala, who had styled Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Shamitabh', says styling for films is challenging.
“Styling for films is very different from designing for a label. It requires a lot of sourcing and following a brief. It is not difficult but its definitely challenging. Having said that its quite an experience being on sets and seeing your vision for the character come to life on a big screen,” told Payal.
As of now Payal doesn't intend to style for movies anytime soon. “I prefer the freedom of creating for my own label. This is where my strengths lie,” she said. Payal would like to dress Anglo-Scottish actress Tilda Swinton. “She has such a great sense of personal style, feminine but also quite fierce,” she added.
Payal in association with Lakme Salon showcased her collection (on August 27) at the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2016. A modern take on the new-age bride, Payal brought unique contemporary elements of fashion, makeup and hair to represent the bride, who is tired of playing a princess and is ready to take on the world as a king. “The collection 'The New Emperor' is dedicated to the bride who is not content playing princess but would rather be king. We also introduced hand embroidery but kept it minimal and lightweight as it followed the brand’s aesthetics,” she added.
According to Payal, her collection was a tribute to the young women achievers of India some of them being the inspiring Olympic winners who have put the country up globally. The collection saw a pair of sari pants, long jackets, wrap trousers, pocketed 'lehenga' skirts among others.