Ten-Second Takeaway

Dainty embroidery, charming silhouettes, and some fusion Indian wear are all part of Payal Pratap’s new ready-to-wear line, Umbar, that just went live online.

Designs On You

Known for clothes that come with a delicately aesthetic, vintage and feminine vibe, designer Payal Pratap {you may also know her husband, designer Rajesh Pratap Singh} has now decided to extend her design sensibilities to a new prêt line. Called Umbar, the collection has just gotten its own website, which means you can start shopping right about now.

Stitched To Perfection

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Image courtesy: Umbar

Beautiful embroidery is a big part of The Islands In the Sun collection. Think hearts, bold florals, and a lot 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—they all come with Payal’s signature embroidery.

The easy-breezy resort wear collection is suited for the day, though this top and this skirt we spotted would be perfect for after-hours dressing, too. Payal has used a mix of cotton, Chanderi and denim to create pieces that come with a relaxed silhouette.

Hit And Miss

What we loved about Umbar’s offerings is the fact that the delivery period is only a week at most—unlike other designer wear which is likely to make you wait for up to month to arrive. We do wish there were bigger sizes or a custom button though {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 are in and around the INR 3,000 price tag, the rest of the collection is rather pricey, so we’re thinking of saving up a bit of before splurging here.

Better yet, we hope the collection goes on sale in a few months.

Where: Shop online here

Price: Starting at INR 2,950

Find them on Facebook here.


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