The spring-summer 2018 collection, ‘Forbidden Love’ by Payal Jain is an ode to Frida, the painter, the magical surrealist and the revolutionary. Payal has been inspired by life and work of frida for over a decade. “Her vibrant usage of colour, vivid interpretation of emotions, stark expression of pain, unfulfilled romance; physical and emotional trauma touches the deepest core of one’s heart. I feel like I have been drawn into the love, life and struggles of Frida, as she lived half a century ago,” says Payal.
The soul of this collection lies in its random, unexpected, bohemian aesthetic where the designer has allowed herself to wander wherever her imagination took her. The collection is not about specific colours, silhouettes, fabrics and embroideries. This season’s look is an eclectic blend of organic fabrics, vivid colours, eccentric combinations, warm details, random weaves, bold checks, vibrant prints and experimental treatments, all of which co-exist in complete harmony. Many well-known personalities walked the ramp for Payal Jain at the fashion week.
“This has been an inward journey, deep into my heart, where I have revisited my most intense emotions that normally lie buried in everyday life. In ‘Forbidden Love’, I have found expression to my love, lust, pain, anger, desire, joy, fear, disappointment, heartbreak, acceptance, contentment and celebration.It has been a fulfilling journey of Love and celebration of Life,” asserts Payal.