Designer Payal Pratap Goes Prêt With


Dainty embroidery, charming silhouettes and some fusion Indian wear too, in Payal Pratap’s new ready-to-wear line, that just went live online last week.

Designs On You

Known for clothes that come with a delicate aesthetic, vintage vibe, and are very feminine, designer Payal Pratap {better half of designer Rajesh Pratap Singh}, has now decided to extend her design sensibilities to a new prêt line. Called Umbar, the collection has just gone online with its own website {that means you can take start shopping just about now}.

Stitched To Perfection

Beautiful embroidery is a big part of The Islands In the Sun collection. Think cutesy hearts, bold florals and lots of old fashioned cross stitched embroidery {remember those pretty roses embroidered on white handkerchiefs and pillow cases}. Pheasant tops, skater dresses, tunics, long shirts and collar dresses all come with Payal’s signature embroidery. The easy-breezy resort wear collection is suited to day looks, though we did spot this top and this skirt, which we think would be perfect for after-hours dressing. Payal has used a mix of cotton, Chanderi and denim to create pieces that come with a relaxed silhouette.

What we loved about Umbar’s offerings is the fact that the delivery period is only upto a week {maximum}, unlike other designer wear that might make you wait for even a month to arrive. We do wish for bigger sizes or a custom button {they do have the XL option for some pieces, but those only go up to a US size 12 to 14}. Though there are a few collared tops and wide legged summer pants that is in and around the INR 3,000 price tag, the rest of the collection is rather pricey. Though we are definitely going to save up for a once-in-while splurge. Or else, we are hoping that the collection will go on sale in a few months.

Shop Umbar online here.

Price: INR 2, 950 upwards

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