Inspired by the 'Char Bagh' or four gardens of Persia, designer Payal Singhal's collection had an unconventional appeal on the first day of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013. Using the beauty of Char Bagh’s architecture, the designer translated the same with bold graphic prints to reflect geometry on the garments. The superb embroidery added to the beauty of the creations, while the colours matched the theme. The silhouettes were utterly feminine, highlighting the theme and bringing in the fashionable contrast of nature and architecture.

The lehenga sarees were graceful as they appeared with asymmetric hemline kurtas or with one sleeve cube printed blouses. Graphics printed pants appeared with squared printed cropped tops, while balloon sleeves blouse was perfect for a fitted pencil skirt and leggings. Dashes of gold were given to kurtas, embroidered sherwani blouse were teamed with Jodhpuri pants and a solitary jumpsuit had gold work to complete the inspiration of the collection.

The dramatic tiny black cutwork Koti added glamour to the kalidar kurta and the gold cutwork jacket when worn with an embroidered border tunic had a great fusion appeal. The lavishly crafted Patiala salwars with the purple silk kalidar kurta completed a very stylish and wearable collection. Stopping the show was the lovely super model and actress Lisa Haydon, who glided down the ramp in a blush lehenga, long sleeve choli and net dupatta.